Big Medicine consistently serves up a powerful potpourri of deep-rooted old-time mountain music, early style bluegrass, original songs, and fresh arrangements. One of the most influential old-time bands in the American traditional music scene since 1999, Big Medicine has released three critically acclaimed albums and has performed for concerts, dances, and festivals across the US and overseas. Members of the band, all veteran multi-instrumentalists and singers, are some of the most highly-regarded contemporary performers of American traditional music.
Big Medicine’s instrumental dexterity, powerful singing, and authenticity combined with a lively creativity in their interpretation of traditional music have won them fans and critical praise nationwide as well as overseas. Music critics and reviewers describe Big Medicine’s blend of fiddle tunes, ballads, heart songs, hymns, and early bluegrass as “joyful,” “impressive,” “spirited,” and “powerful.” And from the stage of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor said of Big Medicine “That’s how string band music is supposed to sound… absolutely effortless. They’re just a great band – I love this band.”