(Nashville, TN) December 5, 2013: One look at Raleigh NC-based Chatham County Line onstage and one expects to hear the dusty bluegrass nostalgia of the faded album covers we all grew up with, but give them three minutes and that notion is easily dispelled. Where the suit and tie-bluegrass instruments-single mic approach look very traditional, it is the original songwriting that paves the road for these four gentlemen. Imagine the sound of Kentucky, written in Texas, filtered through a pen in the North Carolina Piedmont and you will be on the right path...although this day in age, YouTube might be easier.
Over ten years of constant touring, five studio albums, and last year's long awaited live concert release entitled Sight & Sound, this band has truly carved their own little home in the acoustic music community. Such is the path that leads to the band today, hastily finishing up work on their sixth studio release due in early 2014 on Yep Roc Records.
Chatham Count Line has played festivals in the US such as MerleFest, Grey Fox, Rocky Grass, Pickathon, Hardly Strictly, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Grassroots, and Pickin' in the Pine. With worn passports, they have played Lowland (NL), Take Root (NL), Kilkenny (IE), Bergenfest (NO), Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver in Canada as well as the BBC2 soundstage for their 2008 performance on Jools Hollands in the UK. Somewhere along the way, the boys also found time to record two gold records in Norway with folk luminary Jonas Fjeld.
2014 find the band joining some great company in signing with KCA Artists in Nashville TN. Chatham County Line looks forward to this collaboration, releasing their new record and taking their distinct sound into the next decade.