Contact for booking, press, or general inquiry: Bryan Atkinson (manager & percussion) bryan@chasingebenezer.com or call at 503-347-8890

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Say Music Video recorded at the Map Room and White Eagle Saloon

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Why “Chasing Ebenezer”? The Story Behind the Name

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Chasing Ebenezer is an indie folk rock band based in Portland, Oregon. They are fronted by husband and wife team Benjamin & Heidi Beth Sadler.

In their soul-searching 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. Social causes they are passionate about include clean water, Alzheimers/dementia, and the fight against homelessness.

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Indie folk rock band Chasing Ebenezer is based in Portland, Oregon, and released their first album Outcasts & Refugees in March 2017. The project is a culmination of two years of recording. Through a fusion of folk, rock, blues, and world perucussion, this record explores the figurative way we are all displaced people and challenges listeners to care for the literal outcasts and refugees of society.

Benjamin and Heidi Beth Sadler met in college in Virginia and matured their sound after moving to Portland in 2007. After playing under another name for a few years, they relaunched as Chasing Ebenezer in 2013. In May 2016, they released “Slavery,” a song written from the perspective of an enslaved sex worker. They released a new music video and single called “Say” in April 2018.The band has played at McMenamins Edgefield, White Eagle Saloon, Mississippi Pizza Pub, Northwest Folklife, Operation Overcoat, Taste of Parkrose, and multiple farmers markets. They have been covered by Oregon Music News and The Gresham Outlook. They have also played in support of many non-profit organizations and partner with people and groups blessing the community. Their songs have been featured by Portland Radio Project 99.1 FM, Local Roots Music NW 100.7 FM in Salem, Portland Metro Records’ Fire Mondays, and the Indie Music Lives Here Podcast

The band blends a rock sound with a folk sensibility, borrowing from traditions across the globe. Heidi learned to play classical violin in Romania before honing her bohemian violin style. Benjamin utilizes four guitars, Dobro, and ukulele to give each song its own sound. Ryan Souders (drum kit) and David Skones (guitar, bass, harmonica, cello) crank the rock ’n roll to the next level while Bryan Atkinson adds the world sound with djembe, congas, and bongos.

Similar Artists: John Butler Trio, Ben Harper, Burlap to Cashmere, Enter the Worship Circle, Dave Matthews Band, Loreena McKennitt