Who we are, what we do and why we do it
The music of The Old Country Crows evolves from a strutting Elvis of the 1950’s, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles in the 1960’s, the bright and lively glam rock era circa.1972 and the heavyweight supergroups of the 1970’s, the NWOBHM of Def Leppard and Iron Maiden of the 1980’s sprinkled with a dash of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Blackhawk and The Killers.
A road trip in the heat of the prairie sun across the USA and Route 66 in 2007 inspired the songs of The Old Country Crows from Out In The Sun, A Little History and A Different Angle to The Places I Have Been, Hands On The Wheel and Destination Drive. Add to the list Wendon Hingedale, Country Song, Arizona Moonshine and Too Many Pieces.
There are many others and there will be more. Music elevates the listener to another platform and provides escapism. The Crows tell the story of realism in life and that ‘the road’ is there for us all.
”I know it’s going to be a long lonely road back home.” – A Different Angle.
Country, bluegrass, folk, rock, rock’n’roll and rockabilly are in the melting pot of the Crows. Whatever it is that comes next there will still be an engine to fire up and a hard road to negotiate in the heat of the sun.
The Old Country Crows will continue to tell the story.
In an ever decreasing and shrinking world the ability to source an environment of peace, calm and wide open spaces is becoming the pastime of many a discerning soul.
When that road is discovered it is time to convert from enclosed to open air mode and crank up the volume.
The road will transform, inspire, and relax the mind.
Ride the Will Rogers Highway also know as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road but famously known as Route 66.
Drive the 2448 miles of history, music, fame, glory and disaster.
All the way from Chicago to Los Angeles.