Released: May 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records
Chatham County Line's sixth effort, Tightrope expands on the band's signature blend of bluegrass, alt-folk, hippie-country and roots to include smatterings of classic pop touchstones. "Sixteen Years" features the same sort of subdued, run-on-sentence delivery that Bruce Springsteen uses in "I'm On Fire," while "Tightrope of Love"'s harmony-laden chorus sounds like something out of The Everly Brothers' songbook. But the heart and soul of Tightrope is earthy banjo- and fiddle-propelled gems such as "The Traveler," "Any Port in a Storm" and "Love I Found."