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Allard, Smith, Bailey on Sunset Road

T. Allard, J. Smith, D. Bailey on Sunset Road
Friday, March 24, 5:00-7:00PM

Veteran singer/songwriters Terri Allard, Jan Smith, and David Bailey will be guests on Sunset Road, Friday March 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Terri Allard has an extraordinary talent for capturing the human spirit in her songs. With power-packed vocals and infectious energy, the Virginia based singer-songwriter performs her rootsy blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop in festivals, theaters, and coffeehouses throughout the US and Canada. Nominated for several WAMMIES (Washington Area Music Awards) over the past nine years, Terri won Best Female Country Vocalist in 1999. In 2001 she gave birth to a son, Will. In 2002 she released her fourth CD, Makes No Sense, which was co-produced with Bruce Hornsby sideman Bobby Read and features a song co-written with Mary Chapin Carpenter. Next month she'll release her fifth CD -- recorded live at Charlottesville's Paramount Theater. On Saturday, March 25th, she'll be sharing the Dickinson Theater stage with three of her favorite singer-songwriters.

The son of Presbyterian missionaries, David Bailey spent his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon. He learned his first chords in 7th grade, went on to study classical guitar then started writing his own songs. The Lebanese civil war forced him to complete high school in Germany where he spent his weekends as a street musician and also formed a small ensemble that toured throughout Central Europe. In college, he played extensively in an original acoustic duo, but then put his guitar away and entered corporate America. Ten years later, doctors told David he had a malignant brain tumor and would be dead in a few months. David left his corporate job and returned to his first love of songwriting and performing. Since then, he has shared the hope on which his life depends with thousands of listeners: almost 10 years, 12 albums, 41 states, hundreds of concerts and thousands of fans later, David and his music are alive and well.

"Jan Smith's deceptively simple tunes sparkle with freshness and originality," said Performing Songwriter magazine. The Louisville native's roots originals combine folk music with the country and bluegrass of her new home in the mountains of central Virginia. On April 4, 2006, Landslide Records will release Smith's second album, "29 Dances," which was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winner Bil VornDick (Allison Krauss, Ralph Stanley). The recording features Smith's longtime partner Jeff Vogelgesang on mandolin along with a group of seasoned Nashville players, including Johnny Hiland, Byron House (Sam Bush Band), and Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith). For more info on Jan: www.honeybirdmusic.com

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