By Savannah Vicker
For the Opelika
Cottonseed Studios will host the established American bluegrass band Chatham County Line at John Emerald Distilling Company in downtown Opelika June 9, beginning at 7 p.m.
Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1999, the group has consistently crafted popular, authentic acoustic music ever since.
CCL’s music draws inspiration from classic American roots artists, such as bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe and folk artist John Hartford, all the while staying true to the band members’ rock backgrounds.
Dressed in suits and ties and sharing a single microphone on stage, the band’s appearance mirrors their musical vibe. The quartet pride themselves on their familiar sound, acoustic arrangements and musical timelessness.
Often openers for one of folk music’s biggest acts, The Avett Brothers, CCL’s latest musical effort, “Autumn,” received acclaim for the group’s solid harmonies and elegant yet simple sound.
“They are masterful pickers and varied songwriters capable of creating an infectious backdrop for their audiences to behold with their innovative, masterclass harmonies. By all intents and purposes, ‘Autumn’ is the definition of true, unadulterated bluegrass with only a few modern amenities tossed in for good measure,” said PopMatters writer Jonathan Frahm.
Tickets, which cost $10, are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chatham-county-line-tickets-45977689507.