Chatham County Line plays here Jan. 18

Tickets available for American bluegrass concert

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Enjoy some bluegrass at the Boykin Center on Friday, Jan. 18, when Chatham County Line takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Chatham County Line is an American bluegrass musical group with roots in North Carolina. Formed in Raleigh in 1999 with members of the band Stillhouse, Chatham County Line has released seven albums, including the newest, “Autumn,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. bluegrass charts.

Band members Dave Wilson (guitarist, lead singer and songwriter), John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) make up a veteran ensemble at the top of its game, sticking to its strengths — poignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements that draw upon a broad array of American roots influences, highlighted by trademark three- and four-part harmonies that shine throughout.

The quartet respects its history — from bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe to innovators like John Hartford — while remaining mindful of more modern influences, including its members’ backgrounds in rock bands.

They are as popular worldwide as they are here at home in the states — their most recent tour took in numerous European destinations, including the Lowlands rock festival in the Netherlands, and they made their Canadian debut at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, where they performed beside The Del McCoury Band and The Punch Brothers. An absolute must for true Bluegrass fans.

Tickets are available by calling the Arts Council at 252-291-4329, visiting the box office at the Boykin Center (Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or visiting our website at www.wilsonarts.com