Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line: They say to write what you know. If you know more things, you can write from a broader palette. That's really the goal of any person that's trying to create in this society. I write from being a U2 addict and a REM addict and a Jimi Hendrix aficionado and a love of Led Zeppelin. I write from all that stuff. But then when I found the music of Old & In The Way in college and John Hartford and Bill Monroe, it just gave us this lens to filter all this musical knowledge through. And that's really how the band subsisted for so many years and so many albums was just filtering our modern experience through the lens of these older instruments, if you will, and style of performing and harmony work.
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