There may be something you don't know about Dave Rawlings: he's not human, he's a machine. That may speak to the source of his group's name, Dave Rawlings Machine, but it's more like a collection of friends who happen to be within arms' reach.
Chatham County Line is a quartet of southern roots, dressed in finely pressed suits and dingy cowboy boots. They are country gentlemen at their finest, dressed to the nines and playing some of the most lauded bluegrass music today. They returned to St. Louis to play the stage at Off Broadway, showcasing several songs from their new album "Tightrope."
I don't have a lot of shows to recommend for this weekend, but there's plenty of music to be heard -- especially if you attend the 20-plus-act festival Saturday:
As airborne travelers jetted through the cloudless summer sky, white contrails draped the sunset and slowly faded to pink, as if ripened by the graceful presence of Sweet Baby James.
With over an hour until show time, the floor space in front of the Plush stage was already at a premium, contested by an ever thickening group of the most dedicated fans.