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Our band is a lot like this place, says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and drinking two rounds. Playing traditional string band instrumentation around a single microphone while clad in suits and ties visually projects a similar sepia-toned timelessness. We create a product that youre familiar with and youll enjoy going back to because you know what to expect. My dad ran a local hardware store years ago and I always felt like we shared that.Sure enough, like a small town store, theres no dramatic tale or sexy hook to fuel the hype machine for Autumn, the seventh studio album since the Raleigh, NC-based Chatham County LineWilson, John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano)coalesced in the late 1990s. Instead, the story behind the workmanlike groups newest releaseavailable September 2, 2016 via Yep Roc Recordsis simple: A veteran ensemble at the top of its game sticking to its considerable strengthspoignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements that draw upon a broad array of American roots influences, highlighted by trademark three- and four-part harmonies that shine throughout. But like the flat-screen televisions that now dot those bowling lanes, the quartet respects its historyfrom bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe to innovators like John Hartfordwhile remaining mindful of more modern influences, including its members backgrounds in rock bands.We were so obsessive about the way Tightrope sounded and making sure we got the songs right that this record was kind of a 180 from that, Wilson explains, referring to the meticulous, multi-year process that birthed Autumns predecessor. I think we were all exhausted from that process and wanted to just take the songs I had written and record them. Thanks to the more casual approach, Autumn marries the comfo
  • Start:July 21, 2018
  • End:July 21, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20005
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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