Though the temperature outside was nearly freezing, inside the Boulder Theater Old Crow Medicine Show kept the audience toasty with their foot-stomping music.
Promoting their latest album, Tennessee Pusher to the sold-out crowd, the band started their first set with the promise from Willie Watson of “a great evening of music.”
Hard To Love
God’s Got It
Willie said, “Thank you everybody, I think we’re on a roll.”
Ketch added that they had taken the long way to Boulder and it had taken them several weeks. “When we got started we didn’t know who the President was gonna be.”
Next Go ‘Round
Ketch said, “It’s good to be back in Boulder. It always seems we end up in Boulder, save the best for last.” He dedicated the next song to his sister.
Willie said, “Alright, get that fiddle back out there.”
Ketch said, “I hear the Colorado Special coming into the station!”
Train on the Island
Alabama High Test
(the lyrics were changed to Colorado High Test)
Hard To Tell
There was some banter between Ketch and Willie about a guitar being stolen out in the alley behind the theater by a short gal.
Greatest Hustler of All
Ketch asked Gill to give us “a taste of Rocky Mountain Barbecue.”
(Which went into a jam of Fire on the Mountain)
After a short break, they came back and Willie welcomed everyone to the second set.
James River Blues
Down Home Girl
Willie said, “We’re gonna sing this for our new friend Rob.”
Ketch added, “And all you travelers out there.”
Willie said, “Safe travels, Rob.”
Willie said, “We’re really getting somewhere now.”
Kevin Hayes tested his mic’s vocal levels before singing
Ketch said, “All right boys, I brought this fiddle all the way from Nashville, Tenn. I wanna play it old-time.”
Ketch dedicated the next one to the Colorado girls.
Tell it to Me
Big Time in the Jungle
Fall on My Knees
The comment was made that you couldn’t come to Colorado, especially Boulder and not sing a song about mules.
Tear It Down
Ketch introduced the band, and they jammed with Tell It To Me.
As they came back out from the encore break, Willie said, “It sounds like they want to hear one more.”
Ketch said thanks for being such a gracious audience and that it took them a long time to get to Boulder but it was fun.