Two of the hardest working bands in bluegrass/Americana/folk music will be gracing the Charleston Music Hall stage. Chatham County Line, who are currently on their never-ending tour, including stops at Merlefest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, The Minnipeg Folk Fest, and more, are an Americana band celebrating the release of their new album Sight & Sound. Yep Roc Records is releasing the two-disc audio and video collection, which draws from the decade-long career of the North Carolina based band. ”It was something the fans have always asked for. A lot of people think we sound better live and in-person than we do on record. They’ll say, ‘We wish your records sounded like you do live!’ And there was a thought of this kind of being a loose ‘Greatest Hits,’ if you will, so it has songs from each record gathered all in one place,” says Dave Wilson, the bands guitarist and primary vocalist. Chatham County Line has been growing in popularity since their appearances on Jools Holland, Bob Harris Country, and World Cafe Live. Their sound is made for a listening room such as the Charleston Music Hall.
Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities and, recently, increased momentum.
With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor’s salty blues-inspired voice and Molly Rose’s soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley’s country twang to create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina’s pre-eminent female trinity.