via Our State
Chatham County Line
By Kathleen Kearns
After pursuing country-rock and alt-country ventures, four men settle on a sound and a name that reflect where they’re from.
The Blue House on Raleigh’s Boylan Avenue served as crash pad and rehearsal space for many a band. The big foursquare — vinyl clad these days, its wooden columns rotting and splitting — stands just up the street from Elmwood House, the historic home of judges and ambassadors. It’s within earshot of the Carolinian’s whistle as the train passes through town and just beyond the enticing hot-grease smell that wafts from the Char-Grill burger stand, vintage 1960, over on Hillsborough Street.
About 10 years ago, on the Blue House’s wide front porch, four young men picked out tunes that gave them the notion of starting a bluegrass band. In the high-ceilinged foyer inside, they worked out how to…CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
Chatham County Line’s latest album Wildwood is available now on CD and LP at the Yep Roc Webshop.
Also, on March 15th CCL fans will be able to buy the band’s album IV on vinyl LP for the first time ever. Stay tuned at YepRoc.com for news on this upcoming release.