When: Thu., May 24, 9 p.m. 2012
Like a Wagon Wheel. Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua are the founding members of Old Crow Medicine Show, and while the band is on hiatus, the duo joined forces for a laid-back reunion tour. They'll be playing plenty of the band's signature songs like "Wagon Wheel," plus a few new numbers and other songs that never made it to the studio.
They're so down-home. Ketch and Critter met as young boys in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where they discovered a mutual love of old-time string bands. Back then, the only other people performing that kind of music were old enough to be their grandfathers, but the duo went on to play a huge part in the resurgence of that style of music.
Spoleto homecoming. The special pre-Spoleto show represents a bit of a homecoming for Secor, who attended the festival in 1985 with his mother. Back then, they lived in Aiken, and he was dazzled by the city. "Charleston was a world away," he says. They saw a circus show and visited Fort Sumter, and Secor is excited to relive the trip.
Erica Jackson Curran