October 14, Saturday, Winter Haven, CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, Gram Parson's Derry Down, 297 5th St NW, Winter Haven, $15, doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm

Location Gram Parsons' Derry Down
297 5th St NW,
Winter Haven
863) 295-9422
Doors 6:30

Show 7:30

Date October 14, 2017

Chatham County Line:

Hailed by All Music as ”one of America’s best acoustic groups,” Chatham County Line will release their seventh studio album, Autumn, September 2nd, on Yep Roc Records. Boasting 11 original songs, the album was produced by Wilson and recorded in two sessions at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC, over the falls of 2014 and 2015. The finishing touches were done at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC. The album is now available for pre-order, with an instant download of “You Are My Light,” which is featured on all streaming services. Listen to “You Are My Light” here.

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 band

Characterized by poignant songwriting and inventive arrangements, Chatham County Line’s latest album, Autumn, sees the quartet working comfortably in its sweet spot: Built around songwriter/guitarist 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. John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass) add stellar three- and four- harmonies for vocal highlights, while their impeccable yet unconventional picking—rooted in bluegrass but informed by a wealth of other influences—impresses without overshadowing Wilson’s rich storytelling.