Friday, May 29, 2015

Old Crow Medicine Show, "I Hear Them All"

This is the song that made me an instant fan of Old Crow Medicine Show when they played it at South by Southwest in 2006. Thanks to Dan Korman for taking me there. It's some great songwriting:

I hear the sounds of tearing pages
And the roar of burning paper
All the crimes in acquisition
Turn to air and ash and vapor

The peaceful symbols of different religions including "the gentle lamb of Judah / Sleeping at the feet of Buddha" was a delightful surprise from an Appalachian string band.