Billy Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Molly Tuttle & Dom Flemons Perform On Grand Ole Opry

By Andy Kahn Aug 9, 2020 9:29 am PDT

Billy Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Molly Tuttle and Dom Flemons performed on the Grand Ole Opry last night. A livestream simulcast was available for the long-running radio show that was performed in Nashville at an empty Grand Ole Opry House.

Old Crow Medicine Show kicked off the performance with “8 Dogs 8 Banjos.” Tuttle then emerged to add guitar to “Nashville Rising,” a song written by OCMS in response to the deadly tornados that damaged the Nashville area in March. Tuttle then took over the Opry stage and played her original “Take The Journey.” OCMS fiddler Ketch Secor came out to join Tuttle on a cover of Rancid’s “Olympia, WA,” just as he did on Tuttle’s upcoming covers album, …But I’d Rather Be With You.

Billy Strings was up next and started his performance with a song he said he wrote earlier that day, with lyrics that were a literal thank you to the Grand Ole Opry. Strings then played “Watch It Fall” off his 2019 album, Home. Dom Flemons’ followed Strings and kicked off his appearance with “Cindy Gal.” Flemons then offered his own tribute to another Nashville institution, “Hot Chicken.”

The show closed with Tuttle accompanying Old Crow Medicine Show on their favorite, “Wagon Wheel.” All of the evening’s performers were then onstage together for the finale, which was the traditional folk tune, “Mama Don’t Allow.” Watch the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry livestream below:

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