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Chatham County Line in Studio on World Cafe 4/29/08

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Chatham County Line: Bluegrass Gets Bold

Chatham County Line: Bluegrass Gets Bold

Chatham County Line in Studio on World Cafe 4/29/08

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Set List

  • "The Carolina"
  • "Let It Rock"
  • "She"
  • "Birmingham Jail"

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While many bluegrass pickers revel in speed and technique, some also aim to take bluegrass songwriting in different directions. That's not to say that Chatham County Line sacrifices instrumental prowess for songs. In fact, it can showboat with the best of them, and in a session with host David Dye, the band shares songs from its latest album, IV.

For IV, Chatham County Line teamed up with producer Chris Stamey, the former dBs member who has worked on albums by Whiskeytown, Yo La Tengo, and Alejandro Escovedo, among others. This time around, the band sounds warmer and more natural than on previous recordings.

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Album
IV
Artist
Chatham County Line
Label
Yep Roc
Released
2008

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