Chatham Rabbits + Colby T. Helms & Virginia Creepers


Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
Music Center Road
Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Galax, VA 24333

Tickets at

$25 | Free for ages 12 and younger

Chatham Rabbits

There is something warm and instantly familiar about roots duo, Chatham Rabbits. Partners in music and life, Austin and Sarah McCombie blend their personal histories through deft songwriting and a history that comes from building a life together. Their artistry hinges on a fervent desire to connect with others through the music that brought the pair together. Steeped in the regional traditions of their North Carolina home, Chatham Rabbits’ musical pursuits represent a new age of roots music. Their songs present a congenial, collaborative spirit that has captured the pure adoration of fans and earned them praise from Garden & Gun Magazine, American Songwriter, and No Depression. The McCombie’s were also featured in the PBS North Carolina series, “On the Road with Chatham Rabbits,” which followed the duo as they toured the country, cared for their North Carolina farm, and navigated their relationship as up-and-coming musicians.

Colby T. Helms & Virginia Creepers

At 12 years old, Colby T. Helms endured the loss of his father due to cancer. Beset by sadness and loneliness, he turned to music. He taught himself guitar, banjo, and mandolin by watching local performers and videos. He amassed a growing record collection, combing through the stacks at flea markets and browsing eBay. Under the influence of the forefathers of country, he listened to dusty vinyl from Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys, and Jimmie Rodgers in addition to embracing modern artists a la Charley Crocket and Tyler Childers. Along the way, he carefully developed a signature style of his own.