Raleigh, NC-based quartet Chatham County Line will hit the road in support of their eighth studio album, Sharing The Covers, out March 8 on Yep Roc Records. The 23-city tour begins February 9, and includes stops along the East Coast, dates with Steve Martin and Martin Short, as well as two days at the annual Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC.
The second single, a cover of Beck’s “I Think I’m In Love,” premiered at Brooklyn Vegan.Sharing The Covers is now available for pre-order.
Recorded at Durham, NC’s Overdub Lane studio, the 13-track collection was engineered by Chris Boerner, who also engineers the band’s live shows. Taking the familiar and adding a touch of bluegrass, the band creates an inventive collection of classic covers by Tom Petty, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, The Louvin Brothers, Beck, and more.
Formed in 1999, Chatham County Line—Dave Wilson (guitar/vocals/songwriter), John Teer (mandolin/fiddle/vocals), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass/pedal steel/piano)—acquired their name after one of their very first practices when the then—unnamed group—were trying to find Holt’s place in Chapel Hill and got lost. “We crossed the Chatham County line, and we never looked back,” Wilson says. “Just saw the sign, and said that’d be a good idea for a name, and the next thing you know.”
Having toured hundreds of thousands of miles playing North American venues and folk festivals to European concert halls, “what sets Chatham County Line apart from other eclectic acoustic bands are its live shows”(City Beat).
CHATHAM COUNTY LINE TOUR DATES
February 9 — Center of PA of Bonita Springs — Bonita Springs, FL
February 27 — Avalon Theatre – Stoltz Listening Room — Easton, MD
February 28 — Mauch Chuck Opera House — Jim Thorpe, PA
March 1 — Mayo Center for the PA — Morristown, NJ*
March 2 — Landmark Theatre — Syracuse, NY*
March 4 — The Loft at City Winery NYC — New York, NY
March 5 — Club Passim — Cambridge, MA
March 6 — O’Shea Olde Inne — West Dennis, MA
March 8 — Opera House at Boothbay Harbor — Boothbay Harbor, ME
March 9 — Narrows Center for the Arts — Fall River, MA
March 14 — The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall — Asheville, NC
March 15 — McGlohon Theater — Charlotte, NC
March 16 — Barking Legs Theatre — Chattanooga, TN
March 17 — Eddie’s Attic — Decatur, GA
March 23 — Murray Theatre — Clearwater, FL
March 29 — Charleston Bluegrass Festival — Awenclaw, SC
March 30 — The Spinning Jenny — Greer, SC
April 26-27 — Merlefest — Wilkesboro, NC
May 8 — Hartman Arena — Wichita, KS
May 9 — Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland — Kansas City, MO*
May 23 — Mayo Civic Center — Rochester, MN*
May 24 — Genesse Theater — Waukegan, IL*
May 25 — Horseshoe Casino — The Venue — Hammond, IN*
June 15 — Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival — Palisade, CO
*with Steve Martin & Martin Short