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Kitty
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:11 pm Reply with quote
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Hum - - as far as I can tell we don't have a "Social Media" thread anywheres around here. And I am sure you all saw it (or those on Facebook anyways). A couple of days ago I got a message that popped up saying Old Crow had updated their info.... and it was the removal of Willie Watson. By looking at 'fan' comments... only one person seemed to notice the change (besides folks around these parts). In general all the comments are like Come play in XXXX... I luv you.... Wagon Wheel rocks!

Few folks commenting on the missing of the Ryman show. I would have to vote for that, too. Sure missed being at the Ryman with y'all this year. Was always a special time for sure.
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:56 pm Reply with quote
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I hear ya, Kitty. I had good fun this new years' but it weren't ocms at the ryman and hangin out with y'all fun.

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LucyStag
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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I can vouch for that, Tucky, as good as it was to see ya. (With bonus Mallards in my living room.)

I noticed the facebook Old Crow fans totally missed the bad news. I suspect they'll be some outcry, but it's a pretty subtle way to telling. I might not have seen it for a long while...

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therodge
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:05 pm Reply with quote
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My NYE was about as lame as they come. Ringing in the New Year with Lynyrd Skynryd playing Freebird...

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Chigger
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:41 pm Reply with quote
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therodge wrote:
My NYE was about as lame as they come. Ringing in the New Year with Lynyrd Skynryd playing Freebird...


Ha Ha Ha! I KNEW you'd have to go & see the new music note (almost) drop! Laughing At least every redneck from every concert I've ever been to was happy to hear the NYE finale!

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bruceff
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:10 pm Reply with quote
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Kitty wrote:
Hum - - as far as I can tell we don't have a "Social Media" thread anywheres around here. And I am sure you all saw it (or those on Facebook anyways). A couple of days ago I got a message that popped up saying Old Crow had updated their info.... and it was the removal of Willie Watson. By looking at 'fan' comments... only one person seemed to notice the change (besides folks around these parts).


So why don't they just call it The Ketch Secor Band and get over with?
No, that's mean, and maybe Critter's coming back, and maybe it's just temporary or a ploy to get his ass in the to studio to finish some overdubs, but....For me, I'm not 100% sure that it's OCMS without Willie. I'm just gut-punched right now. I found out earlier in the day that a friend had died, and now.....

I feel like cursing, often and loudly.
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Kitty
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:44 am Reply with quote
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So sorry to hear about your loss, bruceff... going through something similar here. Curse as loud as ya wanna... then enjoy the memories.

I am also curious what the outcome will be. The interview that was recently posted from Gill said he was moving to London... yet he is still listed as a member. That is going to make touring difficult for sure. Critter and Cory together cannot replace Willie. As a BAND they have not released any 2012 tour dates... just Ketch and Critter. Will be interesting to hear the reports about who else is joining them on stage as that might give a clue to what the future holds.
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LucyStag
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:27 pm Reply with quote
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This just isn't right, people.

Can't this be one of those terrible movies where sassy teens kidnap their parents and lock them up so they reconcile? Except with the Old Crow?

What did we DO before epic NYE Ryman shows? I know what I did. Sat on the damn couch.

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Chigger
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:26 pm Reply with quote
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If Willie is not with 'em, I can't imagine how they would even perform half of the repertoire. NOBODY is gonna replace his vocals.

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lbrod
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:11 pm Reply with quote
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I'm sure they will find some way to play those songs, at least some of them.
The trick will be to enjoy what is without crying over what was.
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bruceff
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:54 pm Reply with quote
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lbrod wrote:
I'm sure they will find some way to play those songs, at least some of them.
The trick will be to enjoy what is without crying over what was.


If they can find somebody who can do this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafcAAPhuU0

I'll travel half-way across the country to see them again.
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missyjay6
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:35 pm Reply with quote
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This. Is NOT good news :(

I don't often check their FB page, because of all the "Come play in XXXX... I luv you.... Wagon Wheel rocks" posts Kitty mentioned, so hadn't seen this.

Really can't imagine Old Crow without Willie. Can't imagine who could possibly fill in and sing the songs the way he does.
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LucyStag
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quote
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bruceff wrote:
lbrod wrote:
I'm sure they will find some way to play those songs, at least some of them.
The trick will be to enjoy what is without crying over what was.


If they can find somebody who can do this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafcAAPhuU0

I'll travel half-way across the country to see them again.


Smile Or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irWsXIKITro

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:18 pm Reply with quote
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i wonder if they'll ever sing this again ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLom6s2OtY

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bruceff
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:52 pm Reply with quote
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If the Crow future is to be Willie-free, I am so, so deeply thankful that I flew to Missouri to see them in Columbia, Kansas City and Wichita.

Sometimes you don't know what you've got till it's gone.
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GumboStu
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:31 pm Reply with quote
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Well I guess it's kind of official now since Willie (or whomever is running it for him) posted on his facebook page a few hours ago:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willie-Watson/200793639978020

Quote:
Old Crow Medicine Show hasn't made a public statement yet, but Willie is no longer with that band. He's doing great and taking part in other projects, including his own. We'll keep you all updated as projects unfold. We appreciate your support! Thank you!


Rodge - would you say this part of the thread deserves it's own Topic?

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therodge
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:39 pm Reply with quote
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Absolutely

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therodge
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:31 am Reply with quote
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From crowmedicine.com,

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We are happy to announce that one of the original founding member’s, Critter Fuqua, is back in the band. Critter has written and recorded some of Old Crow’s classic songs, including “Take ‘em Away”, “James River Blues”, “Big Time In The Jungle”, and “New Virginia Creeper”.

Old Crow Medicine Show has decided to part ways with Willie Watson. They wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

The band has recorded a new album for ATO Records which will be released in 2012.

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kentukblue
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:56 am Reply with quote
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dropped. Just saw Critter back in the band...and i was like "Sweet Lord thank you!" Then i read, Willie is out and i was like "Sweet lord NOOOOO!".

Didn't think i could feel that high and low in the same moment. No offense but as a guitar player and high harmony singer, Willie is gonna be missed.

I hate to see that evening sun go down...
new meaning attached to that one now.

Sorry for the bummin' guys.
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bopanic
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:33 pm Reply with quote
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therodge wrote:
From crowmedicine.com,

Quote:
We are happy to announce that one of the original founding member’s, Critter Fuqua, is back in the band. Critter has written and recorded some of Old Crow’s classic songs, including “Take ‘em Away”, “James River Blues”, “Big Time In The Jungle”, and “New Virginia Creeper”.

Old Crow Medicine Show has decided to part ways with Willie Watson. They wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

The band has recorded a new album for ATO Records which will be released in 2012.


well written. here's to 2012!
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ozarkbilly
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:54 pm Reply with quote
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Man, when he's out he's OUT...judging by the gallery section on their site. Surprised he hasn't been airbrushed outta the vids too Shocked

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:31 pm Reply with quote
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Do y'all think Critter is going to come in as rhythm guitarist? I'm looking at the bio section and that's his third instrument listed, after slide and banjo. I wonder if we'll be seeing a lot more instrument trading during shows from now on.

Which also gets me wondering how much touring we will actually see. (Or how little?) Confused

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bruceff
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote
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"Old Crow Medicine Show has decided to part ways with Willie Watson."

Is it just me or does this sound like fired/kicked out? I'm sensing some tension on Willie's facebook page. I hope he's ok,
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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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I'm not sure that Willie actually administers that Facebook page. The way that this...

Here's that "public statement" we were wondering about. As the administrator and biggest fan I'm actually blocked from making comments on the Old Crow Medicine Show facebook page. But nothing can stop YOU from spreading the good word of a great musician with a timeless voice.

is worded tells me that the page was made and is run by a fan. I'm sure things are tough on both sides of the spit, as it is when any sort of relationship changes drastically, but I imagine that all the guys are handling it as professionally as they possibly can in public venues.

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bopanic
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:51 pm Reply with quote
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Jumpin' Bean wrote:
the page was made and is run by a fan.


fan = not his momma... but his _ _ _ _ ...
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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:26 pm Reply with quote
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ozarkbilly wrote:
Man, when he's out he's OUT...judging by the gallery section on their site. Surprised he hasn't been airbrushed outta the vids too Shocked


Wow! I can see his hat in one out of... what? 50 photos?

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:08 pm Reply with quote
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bopanic wrote:
Jumpin' Bean wrote:
the page was made and is run by a fan.


fan = not his momma... but his _ _ _ _ ...


Can we do this hangman style?

...R

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therodge
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:21 pm Reply with quote
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O

try again.

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:25 pm Reply with quote
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W


is my guess

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:27 pm Reply with quote
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Hangman's reel

Wink

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