LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall’s Mainstage Performance Series continues with Chatham County Line Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to come early for the free Mainstage Lounge Preshow Reception from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Board Room. A cash bar and snacks are available.
Chatham County Line has been a staple of the North Carolina music scene for over two decades. Embracing the heart-worn songwriting and rough-hewn voice of leader Dave Wilson, the band has graced stages all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. With eight studio albums of original material to pull from, CCL has a sound all their own and a live show to match.
Wilson, a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, pulls tunes out of an ether that is inspired by a shelf bending collection of vinyl records from the 1920s to the 2020s. One listen to their all-covers release, “Sharing the Covers,” from 2019 will give you an idea of those inspirations, with songs from the likes of Wilco and Beck shared with those of John Lennon, Tom Petty and John Hartford.
With the recording of 2020s Yep Roc Records release “Strange Fascination,” the band decided to push their sound a little bit more into the modern world and embrace the use of drums both in studio and onstage.
“We’ve had drums on several albums, most notably ‘Wildwood,’ and our audience always responded well to those tunes,” says Wilson.
The band includes Dave Wilson (acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Greg Readling (standup bass, pedal steel) and Dan Hall on drums.
Ticket discounts are available for Carnegie Hall members, students, senior citizens and military.