1998, began as buskers (street musicians) playing “pre-war jug band music.” The busked their way west across Canada and then back east to Boone, North Carolina.
Founding members of the band: Ketch Sekor (fiddle, banjo, harmonica), Critter Fuqua (banjo, guitar, Dobro™), Kevin Hayes (Guitjo), Ben Gould (bass), Willie Watson (guitar, banjo, fiddle).
They are known by their fans as simply Old Crow.
While performing on a street corner in Boone, NC, they were heard by Doc Watson and invited to play Merlefest.
2000, moved to Nashville and busked and were invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry. Eventually they were hired to entertain Grand Ole Opry audiences between shows. They became members of the Opry in 2013.
2001, first tour, opening for Del McCoury.
2003, performed on a float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (New York).
2004, David Rawlings produced their first album O.C.M.S. (Nettwerk Records). This album included the song “Wagon Wheel” (coauthored by Sekor and Bob Dylan) which went gold in 2011 and platinum (selling over a million copies) in 2013. This song has subsequently been covered by Darius Rucker and other country, bluegrass and folk groups.
2011, the band went on hiatus and disbanded.
2012, reunited after founding member Fuqua and Watson returned. Released Carry Me Back album (ATO Records).