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Friday, Apr 28, 2006

…Or anywhere else in Illinois for that matter.

I just stumbled across Chatham County Line this morning while reading the songs: Illinois blog.

Man, are they good. Most modern bluegrass music is just too whitebread and “safe” for my ears. But as the songs: Illinois blogger points out, Chatham County Line’s members think of themselves as more of a rock band than a bluegrass group.

The band’s sound is much more raw than most bluegrass bands around these days, which probably explains why they don’t want to be associated with that genre. I don’t care what they call it, I love this sound.

Check out some videos from a live performance here. But be prepared to turn up the volume. You can find links to their recordings there as well.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

8 Comments
  1. - Reality Check - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 12:27 pm:

    Rich, have you heard Old Crow Medicine Show?


  2. - Jimmy Froglegs - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 1:33 pm:

    *scratches head and wonders how this is relevant*


  3. - Rich Miller - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 1:36 pm:

    Cuz it’s Friday.


  4. - Willie Nelson - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 1:51 pm:

    Rich, is that you on guitar?


  5. - Gish - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 1:57 pm:

    songs:illinois…best link ever.


  6. - Reddbyrd - Friday, Apr 28, 06 @ 5:01 pm:

    CaptFax and the Tbe Boss discover bluegrass at the same time. Yikes


  7. - Tom DeLay's Mom - Saturday, Apr 29, 06 @ 9:00 pm:

    These guys rock…good post, Rich…


  8. - craig - Tuesday, May 2, 06 @ 12:56 pm:

    thanks for the link, a politico friend of mine called with the news and thanks gish for the nice comment


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