2019 album. Also available on CD.
North Carolina-based ensemble Chatham County Line will return with their eighth studio album this spring titled Sharing The Covers. The album is, at its core, a tribute to those whom Chatham County Line hold dear, and a chance for the group to perform modern and traditional classics in the bluegrass-style they’re known for best. On the 13-track collection, CCL takes the familiar and adds a touch of originality to create a wholly new and inventive roster of covers by Tom Petty, Alton Delmore, John Lennon, The Louvin Brothers, Beck, James Hunter, and more.
They pay homage to Wilco on the first single “I Got You (At the End of the Century)” for which the band gives the song a bluegrass vibe complete with a splash of banjo. Dave Wilson of the band said: “...[Wilco’s “I Got You (At the End of the Century)”] is a prime example of how ‘Sharing the Covers’ pulls cover songs directly from our setlists through the years. We had performed this tune back in 2005 at the release show celebrating our second album, ‘Route 23’, and hadn’t really revisited it since. When we were setting up in the studio to record some new material, the engineer asked us to test the levels on the microphones and somehow this song came out. We are still in awe of the great job Wilco does in creating moments in the studio… they are a great inspiration for any band attempting to weather the years.”