Chatham County Line walks a "Tightrope"
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Chatham County Line walks a "Tightrope"

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Chatham Country Line will release its sixth studio album, "Tightrope," on May 20 on Yep Roc.

"Tightrope" follows 2010's soulful "Wildwood" and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking "Sight & Sound," which was released in 2012.

The Raleigh, N.C. quartet is Dave Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano).

"At the end of the day," Wilson said, "you really want to write songs that have a reason for existing. For 'Tightrope,' we worked together very closely on every decision and every word and every bit of everything to try to make it fit. We want every song to be on the greatest hits or the live album."

Songs are:
The Traveler
Should Have Known
Any Port in a Storm
Girl She Used to Be
Tightrope of Love
Ships At Sea
Love I Found
Hawk
Sixteen Years
Will You Still Love Me
Final Reward

Tour dates are:
March 14 - Lee Street Theater - Salisbury, NC
April 9 - Music City Roots - Nashville
April 11 - Down Home - Johnson City, TN
April 12 - Clementine - Harrisonburg, VA


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CD review - Strange Fascination Considering the fact that they've had a tenure of some two decades, it's taken far too long for Chatham County Line to gain the wider recognition they so decidedly deserve. Although often relegated to the ranks of a bluegrass group, the band has ventured further afield in recent years, first with"Sharing the Covers," an album that found them reinterpreting songs by Beck and the Stones alongside traditional favorites such as Dr. Ralph Stanley. The second endeavor to find ...
CD review - Share the Covers Any band can offer up an album of covers. That's a given and a no-brainer at that. For some outfits, it merely means they're in a holding pattern, offering up a stopgap effort prior to regaining their muse and moving forward with new momentum. North Carolina's Chatham County Line provide an exception to that axiom as proven with "Sharing the Covers," a set of songs that effectively puts a new perspective on various well known standards. A blazing rendition of ...
CD review - Tightrope For a couple of decades now, the "bluegrass" genre has expanded to include a multitude of bands which, while paying at least lip service to the traditions of Monroe, the Stanleys, Lester and Earl and the rest of the founding fathers, have moved away from the cabins on the hill and the girls left behind to produce a contemporary brand of bluegrass that is richly textured, more nuanced, and produced with instrumentation, sensibilities - and technology - that set it apart from the ...


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