Dave Wilson is a man of few regrets. But nowadays, he does regret something that might seem peculiar -- that he never learned to speak the native language in Norway, where his Triangle-based bluegrass band Chatham County Line is borderline huge.
"Yeah, I kinda wish I'd hit that harder on the first trip over, because I never figured we'd be going over there very much," Wilson says. "I was thinking, 'This is a flash in the pan, we'll never be coming back again.' So I never learned it and now I wish I had because we've been over there a bunch. I can say a few things. Greg [Readling] can read the paper, which is impressive. It's hard to decipher what they're saying to you. They always sound real drunk. But I did get so drunk in a bar one night that I did in fact begin to speak Norwegian."
Chatham County Line is in the midst of recording a new album, and the group's annual Christmas show is nigh. For more details, see the story in Friday's paper.