"Don't mistake me for a Wildwood / A place to run and hide,” are the first lines of Chatham County Line's new album Wildwood. For the North Carolina based acoustic band, running and hiding are the last things you’ll find them doing. Well, no hiding, anyway, but in actuality, they are doing plenty of running! They release Wildwood today, which is their fifth studio album, and the first they've self-produced.
The band is more solid in their collective identity than ever before, comfortable in their musical skin. CCL brings timeless American flavors, in a tour de force singular, powerful organism. The ballet they do on stage is a wonder to behold, which we hope you get to see when they come to your town. And with sold out international tours, clubs, and festival appearances, the quartet; Dave Wilson (guitar, lead vocals), Chandler Hold (banjo), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), and Greg Readling (bass) is on a ROLL. In Charlotte this past Friday, they sold more copies of their album after the show than they EVER had! And for a limited time, there is vinyl available, and it comes with a digital download version, too, which is the best of both worlds!
Compliments from fellow showcase musicians kept rolling in, after their performance for the Music Fog cameras at Threadgill's this past March. From that same session, here's Chatham County Line with the title track, "Wildwood."
- Jessie Scott