Raleigh-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, which is based in Hillsborough. The 23-city tour begins Feb. 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, North Carolina.
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’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.”
Nearby tour dates included among the 23 are: March 14, The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall in Asheville; March 15,McGlohon Theater in Charlotte; April 26-27, Merlefest in Wilkesboro.
For a full list of tour dates, visit https://www.chathamcountyline.com/tour/