To close the Dylan and the Beats symposium on June 5th, in-person guests will be provided with a complementary ticket to the Old Crow Medicine Show at 6:30pm at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom.
Grammy-winning collective Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners 1998. The band received the Grammy for Best Folk Album with their 2014 album, Remedy.
One of Old Crow Medicine Show’s founding members, Chris “Critter” Fuqua, first discovered a Bob Dylan bootleg on family vacation. Fellow band member Ketch Secor would later say the bootleg was like a sketch and was “crudely recorded featuring most prominently a stomping boot, the candy-coated chorus and a mumbled verse that was hard to make out”. But the tune kept going through his mind. A few months later, while “feeling homesick for the South,” he added verses about “hitchhiking his way home full of romantic notions put in his head by the Beat poets and, most of all, Dylan.”
Old Crow Medicine Show eventually signed a co-writing agreement with Dylan. The song, released on the album O.C.M.S. and featuring new verses alongside Dylan’s original chorus, was certified Double-Platinum by RIAA in 2019.
As a send-off, in-person conference attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of the Beats’ and Dylan’s legacies in concert with Old Crow Medicine Show.
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