2018 Headliners

Chatham County Line to headline 2018 festival

Tellico and The Hall Sisters Friday evening at The Red Rooster

The popular Raleigh-based band Chatham County Line, described by IndyWeek as traditional bluegrass with “newgrass leanings,” will be the 2018 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival’s featured group. And the hot Asheville Americana group, Tellico, and The Hall Sisters from Garner, will perform Friday evening at The Red Rooster. The festival is Oct. 5-6.

Chatham County Line is an acoustic quartet formed in the 1990s in Raleigh with seven studio albums to its name and a full touring schedule both in the United States and abroad. The band “continues to utilize the traditional bluegrass tool kit of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass in service of an ethos that has more to do with the singer-songwriter realm than with Bill Monroe or Flatt & Scruggs,” wrote IndyWeek’s Jim Allen in a review of the group’s latest Album, Autumn, released in 2016.

“Gillian Welch and Neil Young are among the artists with whom CCL feels kinship, and Autumn’s nuanced songwriting makes that connection quite clear,” Allen said.

Chatham County Line will perform on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, on the Riverfront Stage near Lou Mac Park. The Riverfront Stage show and all porch performances are free.

Tellico, will perform in a special evening concert on Friday, Oct. 5, at The Red Rooster behind Silos Restaurant. Tickets for the 7:30 pm performance are $20 and will be available soon. Tellico has a bluegrass pedigree but with an “unbridled organic Appalachiacana sound,” according to the group’s website. The group independently released its debut album Relics and Roses in June 2015.

The Hall Sisters will open for Tellico at 6 pm. The Hall Sisters have established themselves as one of the up-and-coming and premier acts in the country pop genre. While releasing multiple CD’s over the last few years and writing new material, the ensemble has also maintained a robust tour schedule having performed at venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall with the Annie Moses Band, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the National Quartet Convention. The sound of Hall Sisters has been best described as a combination of the earthy vibe of Lady Antebellum and soulful harmony of the Carpenters blended with the energy of country pop.