Five Firsts: Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line

August 15th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line

NAME: Dave Wilson
BAND AFFILIATION: Chatham County Line
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Harmonica, Voice

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I did the six-records-for-a-penny offer when I got a CD player years ago. If I remember, I got the Who’s “Greatest Hits,” “George Thorogood Live,” and I seriously cannot remember any of the others. They kept sending me CDs though when I lost track of the warning slips they would send.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … R.E.M., Green Tour, Charlotte Colosseum

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … In fifth grade I started the saxophone when everyone got instruments for band. When I got in too much trouble in band come seventh grade, I talked my parents into getting me my first guitar. It was a Fender Stratocaster knock-off that I still have a few pieces of somewhere.

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CD: Chatham County Line’s “Wildwood”

August 9th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg

Chatham County Line: Wildwood

Chatham County Line: Wildwood

(Yep Roc, 2011):

Rolling out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the members of Chatham County Line clearly have a deep respect and heartfelt love of traditional bluegrass music. And each of the members – Dave Wilson (guitar, vocals and harmonica), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle, viola and vocals), Chandler Holt (banjo and vocals) and Greg Readling (upright bass, pedal steel guitar, piano and vocals) – are mighty fine pickers.

But “Wildwood” certainly isn’t a bluegrass album. Rather, it’s a singer-songwriter album played with bluegrass instruments. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, “Wildwood” is a damn fine album, chockful of honest, handmade songs (courtesy of Wilson, who penned all of the dozen songs), first-rate musicianship and stellar vocal harmonies.

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