In their soul-searching tribal folk rock music, Chasing Ebenezer reflects a yearning for peace in the midst of turmoil. They advocate for the abused and abandoned and seek to move hearts to sacrificial compassion.
Ever since he picked up the guitar, Benjamin Sadler’s soul has come alive with music. He has been writing and arranging songs since high school. Recently, he has become keenly aware that being in nature is essential to nurturing creativity and hearing from God and that in the wilderness surrounded by trees, rocks, and streams, we return to a place of peace, leading to an increase in love and creativity. Ben enjoys going to sci-fi movies at Portland’s Academy Theater, perusing comic books at Powell’s, and watching zombies on television.
As a child Heidi Sadler told her mother that she hated music. Looking back at the twenty years of music she has enjoyed, this initial proclamation has clearly been proven wrong. Heidi specializes in a bohemian violin style and has recently picked up piano and guitar. She passionately writes short stories, songs, and screenplays. Currently she writes Chasing Ebenezer’s weekly blog and is working on several novels.
Heidi and Ben fell in love while playing in a college campus band. They formed Chasing Ebenezer in 2013 and thoroughly enjoy romping about the Pacific Northwest.
Bryan started hanging around with Ben and Heidi and their musical friends when he was in high school. That’s when he started playing djembe, and he later added congas to his repertoire. When not providing world percussion for the Chasing Ebenezer, Bryan works as a real estate agent, cheers for the Trail Blazers, and enjoys time with his wife Melissa.
A lover for all things blues and Beatles, David Skones has a unique ability to hear the full potential of tunes and perfectly fills sound gaps with walk downs and guitar lines. He plays bass, guitar, cello, and harmonica. Whether he is in rehearsal or at home with his wife Lindsey and their boys Evan and Charlie, David constantly quotes Jim Gaffigan.
Ryan Souders brings a unifying energy to Chasing Ebenezer. His bass guitar notes ring out to set the foundation for the group, and he drums with a controlled raucousness Heidi refers to as “drum therapy.” Ryan is a devoted cyclist, and he and his wife Allyson promote a healthy vegan lifestyle.