Chatham Rabbits to play Blue Ridge Music Center

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Chatham Rabbits to perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 19,  at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Chatham Rabbits to perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 19, at the Blue Ridge Music Center.


Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 6:00pm


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

The Chatham Rabbits received such a great audience reaction last year that we invited them back as the headline act on Saturday, September 19. Opening the show is Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road, another audience favorite. Because the sun goes down earlier, and the nights are chillier in September, the concert will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20, and children 12 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are only available the night of the show. Credit card purchases are encouraged. The concert will be held in the spacious outdoor amphitheater.

Emerging from the fertile roots music scene in the North Carolina Triangle, Chatham Rabbits is the husband-and-wife duo of Austin and Sarah McCombie. Bringing their warmth and humor to the stage, they captivate crowds with 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.

The group recently released their sophomore album, The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full. Co-written by the couple, the lyrics tell stories of real, raw people, doing the best they can with the life they are living.

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road will kick off the evening. Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they play the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, along with original music rooted in bluegrass, old-time, Americana, jazz, and blues.

Purcell is only 17, yet the mandolinist and fiddler has performed internationally, co-written a songbook with bluegrass legend Pete Wernick, co-produced an album with two-time Grammy winner Cathy Fink, and was one of the youngest musicians selected for the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar.

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