The quality and diversity of North Carolina’s traditional music scene will be on display during the third annual Sounds of the Mountains concert series in January at the Willingham Theater in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The series is a collaboration between the Blue Ridge Music Center and the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The performances will feature old-time mountain music, progressive bluegrass, and contemporary Americana with some of the Old North State’s best roots and traditional performers including Chatham County Line (Raleigh), The Jeff Little Trio (Todd), and the Snyder Family Band (Lexington).
On January 6th, Chatham County Line will kick off the series. Chatham County Line has released eight albums, including their most recent, Autumn (2016). The group got its start as an opening act for Tift Merritt’s band, The Carbines. The quartet’s sound is tied to bluegrass history, from bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe to innovators like John Hartford, but is influenced by the members’ backgrounds in rock bands. Chatham County Line is known for poignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements that draw upon a broad array of American roots influences, highlighted by trademark three- and four-part harmonies. The band’s members are lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Wilson, banjo picker Chandler Holt, upright bassist Greg Readling, and multi-instrumentalist John Teer.