Sight & Sound
Label: Yep Roc Records
Live albums, with their uneven sound levels and overdubbed crowd noise, are usually best left for completists. But Chatham County Line's Sight & Sound makes a wonderful addition to any fan's collection, and also serves as a fine introduction for newcomers, as it includes tracks which span the band's decade-long, five-album career. Pristine sound captures the band's old-timey-yet-modern bluegrass style and their ultra-tight harmonies, along with every luscious banjo pick and fiddle creak. CCL stomp through favorites such as "Crop Comes In," "Birmingham Jail," "Closing Town" and "Route 23."