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For their fifth album, "Wildwood," North Carolina quartet Chatham County Line decided to expand their bluegrass sound by utilizing instrumentation rarely a component in a bluegrass band: the drums. As CCL frontman Dave Wilson explains, Tift Merritt's drummer/husband Zeke Hutchins had contributed to the "Wildwood" songs in their seminal state, so it was only right that he should have a hand in finishing them as well. "We felt like this was a record that could reach out to a lot  ...
Dave Wilson recalls the precise moment things began coming together for his band Chatham County Line. "We had hit the road, and we had been camping and roughing it, and the pivotal point of us being a band and a team was getting up on that stage and winning (the "best new bluegrass band" award) at the Rockygrass competition in Lyons, Col." Since that 2004 award, Chatham Country Line has moved forward. Yep Roc recently released the group's second CD "Route 23." Of course, like many neo-roots music practitioners, CCL's leader traveled a different sonic interstate before finding his true rural route.  ...

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