|Chris Alastair||Doug Brouder||david bailey and Douglas Ebert||Janet Saadian|
Doug Brouder, originally
from Connecticut, now lives in Fairfax. His songs offer snapshots
of family life, work and the changing rural lifestyle. His belief
that universal themes can best be expressed through personal, detailed
stories is evident in the varied subjects of his songs. Doug has
performed in rock and roll, bluegrass, and "oldies bands," in musical theater,
in a duo and a trio, but has finally come to his senses and mostly performs
In 1997, david bailey and Douglas Ebert shook hands and rubbed elbows with some of folk music's best-loved and brightest stars -- Bob Franke, Susan Werner, David Wilcox, Livingston Taylor, Tom Prasada Rao, Jimmy Landry, and John Smith, as well as more than 100 times in 22 states and recorded three albums of original songs for a growing number of fans across America.
bailey, raised in Lebanon, brings emotional, nylon-stringed finger-picking magic to those songs and sings lead in a gentle and passionate voice. Ebert, who grew up stateside, paints each song from a rainbow of steel-stringed stylings and lends soaring vocal harmonies.
Individually, they are musicians from across the world. Corporately, they are songwriters named Not by Chance whose strong blend of musical styles one artist called a "two man wall of sound," and whose lyrics a noted journalist said are "the stuff that leaders are made of ... two young men [who] lead us on pathways that take us back to our own integrity."
Strong words. Strong music. Strength in numbers along a journey they believe is Not by Chance.
Inspired by a diverse group of talented singer-songwriters, Janet
Saadian's musical artistry is a woven tapestry of eclectic
melodies, straight-forward lyrics and intricate harmonies.
Listening to Janet at a live performance or on her upcoming CD is like
sitting by a bon fire playing pass-the-guitar with Mary-Chapin Carpenter,
Dar Williams and Gillian Welch. A native of Washington, Saadian performs
at many of the area's cultural festivals and intimate local venues.
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Fredericksburg VA 22408
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