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shadoesoul
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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First off, I have been more entertained in the last five minutes reading the postings on this site than the entirety of my existence. And that's a lie that's close to the truth.

Now then, I guess Critter's still involved...anybody know the details? He's always been my favorite Crow, and I'm somewhat averse to change.
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ozarkbilly
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:59 pm Reply with quote
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Welcome! Critter's just breakin' off a piece of that Kit Kat bar Laughing

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shadoesoul
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:21 pm Reply with quote
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Mmm, candy. That said, Welcome Gill!

(not that you needed MY nod)...
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kg
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:26 pm Reply with quote
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Ketch's interview I posted earlier today reminded me that Critter plays Tejano accordian. Maybe we should be studying the covers of Norteno/Tejano CDs? (Wink.)

Edit: Before someone corrects me, I should say that "accordion" is the preferred spelling. Just maybe it's the only correct spelling?


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shadoesoul
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:33 pm Reply with quote
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This is the most active/interactive board I've ever posted upon. Y'all are really on the ball!

I did read (back in 2000) a Moutain Xpress article about that Tejano Accordian goodness. Well, well.

I'll check that interview too.
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kg
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:46 pm Reply with quote
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Here ya go! http://bonafidedarling.blogspot.com/2009/04/interview-with-ketch-secor-of-old-crow.html

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shadoesoul
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:23 pm Reply with quote
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That's it. I'm telling everyone I know about this (virtual) place. TAKE THAT!
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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:30 pm Reply with quote
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Critter gets a couple mentions in that article. Nice.

Man, I wouldn't mind seeing the guys flirt with the Tex Mex more often. They've done Deportee, Ben Ward's Tune, and there's that youtube clip of Ketch and Critter doing the Flaco Jimenez number.

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Chigger
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:23 pm Reply with quote
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The whistle knows my name wrote:
and there's that youtube clip of Ketch and Critter doing the Flaco Jimenez number.


Oooh, that's old-skool... haven't seen that in a while! I'll be back later- gotta go youtube for a minute.

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:02 pm Reply with quote
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This is becoming an increasing inquiry. I have one thing to say about this.........


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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:11 pm Reply with quote
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Laughing Critter done R-U-N-N-O-F-T

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:15 pm Reply with quote
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...to the Land of Robots.

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scottbear
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:29 pm Reply with quote
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I miss ol' Critter.
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Makinbacon
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:51 am Reply with quote
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I've never seen critter play with the boys Crying or Very sad
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kg
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:38 am Reply with quote
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Makinbacon wrote:
I've never seen critter play with the boys Crying or Very sad

But you've seen the Austin City Limits footage, haven't you? It shouldn't be missed!

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Makinbacon
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:34 am Reply with quote
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Yes sir I have, the "Minglewood Blues" video. HOWever, never right there in person, in the moment.
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razorsedge
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:52 am Reply with quote
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Whenever introducing a friend to the band I like to show them "Fall On My Knees" and "Gospel Plow" from ACL. So good.

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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:33 pm Reply with quote
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razorsedge wrote:
Whenever introducing a friend to the band I like to show them "Fall On My Knees" and "Gospel Plow" from ACL. So good.


Such a good performance!

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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:41 pm Reply with quote
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Critter was the first guy from the band I met. I had never seen Old Crow, but had been listening to BIW and Eutaw for a couple of months. I looked 'em up on Al Gore's internets and saw that they were playing a show in KY, so the wife and I drove up to see them. Early in the day while some other bands were playing, I kept seeing this guy with big muttonchop sideburns walking around. I told my wife "that guy looks familiar. Do we know him?" She didn't know either. After a while it hit me- that's the banjo player from Old Crow! The next time he came through I spoke to him and he seemed like a really nice guy- just talking like anybody else.

It was only later (like, the sold-out Ryman show in '07) that I actually realized how popular these guys were amongst real music fans. That made him just hangin' out talking to a stranger quite a bit more special to me.

Good people, each one.

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Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:39 pm Reply with quote
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Chigger wrote:
Good people, each one.


This was't Critter but along the same lines. At Jubilee Jam before the boys went on, Ketch was standing by the stage and a few buddies and I went over to talk to him. We just talked about Critter, and some of there songs, and I pulled out my bag of chewing tobacco, Ketch eyed it and asked me what kind it was. I told him and he said give me a plug of it. It was the coolest thing that had ever happened to me. A band member asking me for a chaw! Like Chigger said "good people, each one!!"

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shadoesoul
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:18 am Reply with quote
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DeanRogers: You are a genius. Hopefully someone gets that to Critter...

Maybe some sirens loved him up and turned him into a horny toad. We can only hope...for his sake.
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The14weed
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:36 pm Reply with quote
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I found Critter!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS3yE5mnLdM&feature=related

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Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:14 am Reply with quote
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So does anyone really know what happened to Critter? Is he done for good or will he back at some point? I have been wondering this for a long time, and I stumbled across this site while trying to figure it out but I still haven't seen a straight answer on what happened.
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kg
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:20 pm Reply with quote
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map, Critter is pursuing further education and is unlikely to tour anytime soon with the boys. He did contribute vocals to the last album, however, and he and Ketch and I'm sure all the others in the band remain good friends. There is talk that the boys will be recording again soon, so we can hope that we'll hear some more of Critter.

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Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:21 am Reply with quote
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Thanks kg!
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ummmdanny
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:27 pm Reply with quote
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Like everyone else I miss Crit too and Gil is a pretty down home guy. On the official website, there are a few promo press kit posters with a sixth guy. Is that Cory Younts with a new look or some other person? It doesnt look like Justin Townes Earl but I guess it could be him too. Anybody have any dirt?
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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:16 am Reply with quote
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It is Cory.

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Kitty
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:17 am Reply with quote
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Like those new pics! Hadn't seen those - - -
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george1953
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:14 am Reply with quote
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I saw the youtube video of OCMS at the Ryman on NYE. loved the fact that Critter was back with them. Does anybody know if that was a one time thing or is there any news of him making a return soon?

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kg
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:44 am Reply with quote
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george, I suspect that it was a special occasion, though I wouldn't be surprised to hear Critter's harmonies on some of the tracks of the new album.

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