16 August 2016
Limited Edition Craft Beer Named For Band’s New Album
Beer release and CD listening party Thursday August 25th at 8pm at Big Boss Brewing
“Well-deserving of inclusion on a list of America’s best modern string bands...” —The Bluegrass Situation
Fans of Raleigh, NC-based “bluegrass innovators” (Paste) Chatham County Line will soon find a new way to connect with the band. To celebrate the release of their new album, the band collaborated with Big Boss Brewing to create Autumn, a custom craft beer named for their seventh studio album.
Available August 25, Autumn will be on draft and in 355-ml bottles throughout Big Boss Brewing’s distribution network. A unique beer label has been designed and will include information for a microsite – autumn.bigbossbrewing.com – that will host a band- curated Spotify playlist, behind-the-scenes brewery video, Raleigh Beer Trail, and retail locations. A tasting and listening party is planned for August 25 at Big Boss Brewing.
“Having our friends at Raleigh’s own Big Boss put together a brew to celebrate the release of our latest album is truly icing on the cake for us – and we think cake is really good,” says Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line. “This fall you can put down the rake, pop a top, and settle into the sounds of Autumn.”
“It was a pleasure to have the band here in the brewery to brew with our team bringing two classic North Carolina institutions together!,” says Dave Rogers of Big Boss Brewing. “We look forward to sharing this beer with everyone this fall.”
Big Boss will host the band and release the beer for the first time with a CD listening party & meet and greet on Thursday, August 25th beginning at 8pm in the brewery taproom. This event is free and open to the public.
The album, set for a September 2 release on Yep Roc Records, boasts 11 original songs and was produced by Dave Wilson. Recorded in two sessions at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC, over the falls of 2014 and 2015, Autumn features poignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements, highlighted by the band’s trademark three-and four-part harmonies.
Chatham County Line—Dave Wilson (guitar/vocals/songwriter), John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass/pedal steel/piano)—formed in North Carolina in 1999, and have played elegant European concert halls to large American folk festivals.
The band will embark on a 25-city tour in support of the album that includes a performance at WUNC’s 40tth Anniversary showSeptember 10 at the Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary, NC. Autumn beer will be available for this special concert