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."
Should Have Known
Any Port in a Storm
Girl She Used to Be
Tightrope of Love
Ships At Sea
Love I Found
Will You Still Love Me
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
More news for Chatham County Line
CD reviews for Chatham County Line
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 »»»
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 »»»
Sight & Sound
For a band whose live show is essential to understanding just how they create their finely crafted sound, a live album is a no-brainer. Someone in the Chatham County Line camp definitely had their thinking cap on when they decided to bundle a live album with a companion DVD of the same performances, allowing fans to not only hear, but see the band in its natural habitat on stage.
Hewing to a very traditional bluegrass style with their single-microphone technique, CCL weave and bob in and out of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace
To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play.
But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable
If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
When recording its album "Play the Hits," The Mavericks approached this covers album in much the same way the band creates any of its other studio albums. "Above all, we're always trying to reach a certain musical bar that we... »»»
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»
Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
It's not unusual for country artists to include a few party anthems on their albums. These tracks help lighten the mood among a record's heavier moments and make for fun concert numbers. The Cadillac Three »»»
John Moreland's plain, unpretentious title indicates more of the same, but those of you (most of you most likely) expecting another batch of great, but deeply sad songs may find a few surprises on "LP 5." »»»
What I Came Here For
James Steinle is an emerging Texas singer-songwriter, who is already being hailed by Ray Wylie Hubbard and compared to story telling greats like Robert Earl Keen. Given that Bruce Robison produced "What I Came Here For" speaks volumes »»»
The band name may suggest Appalachia and in some respects their sound does, but Lil Smokies hail from Montana, and deliver "Tornillo," their third release, which is named for the town where the studio for this release, Sonic Ranch, is located. »»»
Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. »»»
Hawktail features some of the finest players of a generation in traditional American acoustic music. The product of their collaboration, "Formations," is a testament to the musical milieu in which they create. »»»