Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chatham County Line and fans brave impending storm in downtown Raleigh

All photos by Kevin Norris
The wind was whipping in downtown Raleigh early Saturday afternoon as Chatham County Line took the stage to play the Planet Earth Celebration.

Though the wind rough at times throughout the set, a decent-sized crowd hung out to watch the quartet play songs spanning their entire catalog, starting with the title track from their latest album Wildwood.

"Confederate Solider" was a nice inclusion from the band's 2006 album Speed of the Whippoorwill as well as a fantastic version of the John Hartford tune "Tear Down the Grand Ole Opry."

The band was charming as always, cracking jokes with the crowd and noting how much they enjoyed the kids dancing at the front of the stage. Violinist John Teer even showed off some trick skills, playing the violin with his right hand behind his back (see the last picture below).

The band closed their first set with "Whipping Boy" which has become a staple in recent years. The band were due to come back for a second set after the Redress Raleigh fashion show, but we're not sure if or how much of that set happened since the weather took a sharp turn for the worse as the afternoon wore on.

Set list
The Ghost of Woody Guthrie
Clear Blue Sky
Crop Comes In
Confederate Soldier
Ringing in My Ears
By the Riverside
Tear Down the Grand Ole Opry
Gunfight in Durango
Closing Town
Parlour Light
Whipping Boy

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