The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce will present the second show of its 2006 Concert Series on Friday night, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
Headlining the show will be Chatham County Line, from Raleigh, NC, and opening will be Thomson's Crosstie Walkers. The outdoor acoustic show will be held at the Monroe Kimbrel Gardens, behind the Watson Brown Foundation on Tom Watson Way, downtown Thomson. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Depot.
Chatham County Line is one of a handful of up-and-coming acoustic combos that are putting their own unique spin on bluegrass music, doing all original tunes, with the traditional instrumentation of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and upright bass. They record for Yeproc Records and just released their third disc on that label, titled Speed of the Whippoorwill.
CCL has been together since 1999 and have toured the US and Europe constantly since the band was formed. The members are Dave Wilson, vocals and guitar, John Teer, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals, Chandler Holt, five-string banjo, Greg Readling, bass, harmony vocals. For additional band information, including video and audio samples, go to www.chathamcountyline.com.
Opening the show will be the Crosstie Walkers. Their new self-produced spring release is titled Headed Home and they'll be performing songs from that disc, as well as from two earlier CD's, Last Straw and carl. People can purchase music and get more information on this local group by visiting their new website, www.crosstiewalkers.com.
The Chamber Concert series, started in 2005, seeks to bring fresh new types of music to our community, in a variety of settings, both indoor and out.
Tickets go on sale July 1 at the Chamber office in Thomson. Advance tickets are $10 each, $15 at the gate and children 12 and under are free. This Chamber presentation is underwritten by the Activities Council of Thomson, Inc., and the Watson-Brown Foundation. Call 706-597-1000 for information.