Pat Chen & Bill Davis,
and sometimes a bunch of other musicians are Somos el Mar.
The groupís name which means "We are
the Sea" in Spanish, comes from an old folk song: Somos el Barco, and just
as "The Sea we are sailing on touches many lands" so the music of this
group touches many themes. Traditional, Celtic, Caribbean, Original, Folk,
Country,... whatever suits the occasion. Their varied repertoire includes
instrumentals, ballads, fun songs, originals, traditional tunes & more.
Pat plays the fiddle & Bill plays
guitar (6 & 12). Both Pat & Bill sing beautifully, write songs and have
many years of experience performing alone and together. They are regularly
seen at the Folk Club of Reston/Herndon, when they are not on the road.
Their CD appropriately called "Somos
el Mar" with 17 selections made with the help of 15 musicians over a three
year period was nominated for a WAMMY (Washington Area Music Association
Award) in the Folk Traditional and Debut recording catagories. Hear
samples from CD.
Patís life revolves around her music
and her five children and their education. Bill has been a pilot & flight
instructor. He is
also a balloon pilot (May 2000 he & Pat flew over the Bay Bridge before
the annual bridge walk.). In the studio they are nearing completion of a 2nd album which will feature some of the favorite songs from their performances.
Pat & Bill take their music very
seriously and can provide a performance that is very seriously fun entertainment
for the entire family.