Chatham County Line to perform March 12

Published 12:53 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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North Carolina-based Chatham County Line will bring American bluegrass to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 757-923-2900 or online at

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a jam session featuring the Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association playing traditional instruments that define the bluegrass sound.

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Chatham County Line has been a staple of the North Carolina music scene for two decades. The group features Dave Wilson on guitar, harmonica and vocals, John Teer on mandolin and fiddle, and Greg Readling on standup bass, pedal steel and piano.

The band has performed across the U.S. and in Europe, including Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Wilson’s songwriting is inspired by a collection of vinyl records from the 1920s to the 2020s. Among the group’s albums is an all-covers release, “Sharing the Covers,” on Yep Roc Records in 2019. The album includes songs from the likes of Wilco, Beck, John Lennon, Tom Petty and John Hartford.

With Chatham County Line’s 2020 release of new album Strange Fascination,, its Suffolk performance will feature plenty of new music and the addition of a drummer, North Carolina staple Dan Hall.

With this latest album, the band decided to push their sound a little bit more into the modern world and embrace the use of drums onstage.

“We’ve had drums on several albums, most notably Wildwood, and our audience always responded well to those tunes,” Wilson said.

Teer, who rotates from mandolin to fiddle while singing harmony, adds, “We’ve done an Electric Holiday Tour for the past 12 years that features an expanded group of musicians on the stage, so we’re no stranger to a backbeat.”

Tickets are $33 for general admission seating in the arts center’s downstairs venue. Bar snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase before and during the concert.

For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center at 757-923-0003 or visit