DateSaturday, August 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Chatham Rabbits returns to the Music Center at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 15.
Emerging from the fertile roots scene in the North Carolina Triangle, Chatham Rabbits is the husband-and-wife duo of Austin and Sarah McCombie. They captivate crowds with their intimate close-harmony singing. The couple favors rustic, minimalist acoustic arrangements—mainly clawhammer-style banjo and guitar—that showcase their old-time roots with compelling original songwriting.
Sarah, a North Carolina native, began her music career as a lead vocalist and banjo player with the old-time band, The South Carolina Broadcasters. For Austin, Southern music played an essential role in his upbringing. His parents, from Wilmington, N.C., introduced him to country classics and beach music standards while his relatives in Southeast Virginia immersed him in bluegrass.
The group has been touring extensively across the Southeast in support of the debut album All I Want from You, which was produced by Jerry Brown (who also produced for Carolina Chocolate Drops and Doc Watson) and features an appearance by Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange.
Tickets are $20. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.