State of Art: Old Crow Medicine Show lead singer says playing Alaska has been a life-long dream

Old Crow Medicine Show is playing Salmonfest Saturday, August 5. (Joshua Black Wilkins)

Ketch Secor first visited Alaska when he was 14 and it made a lasting impression on him. He traveled the Alaska Railroad, bought chewing tobacco in Sitka and kissed a girl in Fairbanks. The singer and fiddle player for the long-running, high-energy folk band Old Crow Medicine Show joins us this week ahead of the group’s Salmonfest appearance. He tells us about their upcoming album “Jubilee” that celebrates a quarter century as a band, the finer points of playing street corners and more.

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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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