“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, North Carolina 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. On Friday, March 8, the timeless, bluegrass-inspired, sometimes rock ‘n roll sound of Chatham County Line will take to the stage at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.
Band members Dave Wilson, John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) coalesced in the late 1990s. This veteran ensemble, with all original members of the group, is at the top of its game playing to its strengths - poignant 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.
There’s no dramatic tale or sexy hook with this hard-working band, despite the fact that they have recently been invited to share the stage with ace banjo man and comedian Steve Martin and Martin Short. Steve Martin tours with some of the best pickers out there, including the Steep Canyon Rangers. No drama, Chatham County Line merely promises an evening of finely tuned music of many genres. For more about this band, visit www.chathamcountyline.com.
Tickets for this early spring warm-up are on sale at the Opera House box office, 86 Townsend Avenue, open Tuesday-Friday 9 .m. to 3 p.m. for walk-ins, or call 633-5159. Advance discounted tickets are $20. Regular tickets are $25 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the concert. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m., and Chatham County Line goes on stage at 7:30.