Tickets are $5 Door
Chattahoochee Chain Gang headlines RLC Bluegrass Thursday with their neo-traditional Americana-Bluegrass complimented by the progressive folk stylings of Dixieghost. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm, and the show kicks of at 8pm.
Chattahoochee Chain Gang has quickly become one of the hottest new Americana-Bluegrass bands in the South. Their style incorporates traditional bluegrass instrumentation, and infuses it with blues, Americana, folk, and country. Featuring melodic mandolin runs and soulful blues licks mixed with neo-traditional banjo, slap bass, and a variety of Americana style percussion, Chattahoochee Chain Gang has a remarkable way of making traditional bluegrass more appealing to the modern world.
At a time when many acoustic roots bands are reaching a broader audience by electrifying their sounds, Dixieghost is swimming against the tide. After having enjoyed local and regional success from 2008-11 as an electrified folk-rock band, they have recently retooled as an acoustic 5-piece string band. Gone are the drums and electric guitars. What remains are the original songs and vocal harmonies of Jason Hanna and Justin Nix. To this core has been added a trio of veteran acoustic instrumentalists, Will Carter (dobro & banjo), Seth Hopper (fiddle) and Josh Sidman (mandolin). The result is a sound that is deeply rooted in traditional folk styles yet is unmistakably original and progressive.
Ultimately, it is all about the songs. Hanna and Nix have a rare musical chemistry that can only come from years of writing & singing and playing hundreds of shows together. Their songs feature vocal harmonies reminiscent of the everybodyfields woven in with acoustic instrumental work in the vein of Allison Krauss & Union Station and Blue Highway.