Based on looks alone, Chatham County Line conjures a sepia-toned timelessness by huddling around a single microphone on stage, playing traditional string band instrumentation while clad in suits and ties. But for nearly two decades, the Raleigh, NC-based outfit has consistently crafted top-notch, original modern acoustic music that draws upon American roots forefathers like bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe and folk innovator John Hartford while acknowledging its own members’ backgrounds in rock ‘n’ roll bands.
Characterized by poignant songwriting, stellar harmonies, inventive arrangements, and impeccable picking, Chatham County Line’s latest album, Autumn, sees the quartet working comfortably in its sweet spot: Built around songwriter Dave Wilson’s clever lines and compelling vignettes, the record is a treasure trove of the wistful balladry and dynamic toe- tappers that’ve become the band hallmarks. For a veteran ensemble that's long made music on its own terms, perhaps its toughest task is now choosing which of the many gems from its seven albums get to shine in a given performance.
Don’t forget, ticket holders can receive 10% off food for their table at our neighbourhood restaurant, Bush Hall Dining Rooms, two doors down from the venue. Please call 0208 749 0731 to reserve a table/ email [email protected], or just turn up and they will do their best to find you a spot.