Chatham Rabbits

Location: R.A. Fountain

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Chatham Rabbits Return to Fountain Friday for Old-time Music Show

[Fountain, NC] The Chatham Rabbits return to Fountain General Store for a concert of original and traditional old-time, country, and bluegrass music on Friday night.

Alamance County native and banjo picker Sarah Osborne McCombie got her start singing at a Wal-Mart grand opening in Mebane. She began her professional career with the South Carolina Broadcasters while a student at Peace College. She has taught music at the Friends School of Wilmington and at the Montessori Community School of Durham.

Sarah met Austin McCombie at a SC Broadcasters concert when they were opening for Mandolin Orange. “He didn’t know much about old-time music,” she recalled,  “and I didn’t know much about him, but we figured it out.” 

Prior to his introduction to old-time music, Austin McCombie was playing guitar and keyboards in a “super hipster electronic band,” he said. He is an NC State graduate who was working as a financial advisor until this past summer, when the duo became full-time musicians. He plays guitar and fiddle with the Rabbits.

The Chatham Rabbits take their name as homage to a mill stringband of the same name that played in Bynum, NC, where the McCombies lived—prior to moving into their van–in the house of that band’s original guitarist.

The Chatham Rabbits’ November 9 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10; reserved seats, $12.50.


Tags: acoustic Americana, Concert, traditional