Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana, folk...and a little somethin' du jour.
Our acoustic trio is ideal for listening environments like house concerts, wedding festivities and gallery openings, and amiable gatherings involving local food, craft beer, and front porches.
We play tunes and sing songs that we love - and that don't get played enough, usually because they're too obscure, complex, and crooked. We'll regale you with musical selections you don't hear very often! Among these you'll find a few of our originals.
What's in a name? Fabius Page loved animals. He loved his horses and mules so much that he built a cemetery for them.
I love Fabius Page. My friends and family couldn’t stop raving about them at our wedding. Several people got their card and want to book them for other events!
Response from Fabius Page:
Great event! So fun...... Jan and Jeff and their friends/family are lovely people. What an honor to play for their special day!
We loved them. Would bring them back again.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
If you imagine a multi-sector Venn diagram with bluegrass at the center, then Fabius Page wanders the overlaps, spiraling at times closer, at times further, from our Appalachian roots foundations.
We specialize in complex instrumental arrangements, esoteric newgrass selections, original Americana-esque vocal numbers (a la Alan), crooked instrumental rockers (a la Josh), and a dash of you-never-know-what-you're-gonna-get-from-Bach-to-Choro on the violin (a la Kate).
Our sound is ideal for
* listening audiences
* house concerts
* quieter social spaces (cafes, art galleries, brewpubs)
* gazebos, parks, streetcorner busking
* receptions, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners
* corporate/professional events
* bucolic, pastoral, rural, and rustic settings
For special occasions we can also add bass and/or banjo for a more full, traditional bluegrass band sound.
What else to expect? We're very nice people, and easy to work with. We get a lot of call-backs after the first gig with a new client. We're kid-friendly, and we've had all our shots.
Call it Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana or folk, Triangle Area NC based trio Fabius Page blends wood, steel and voice to make forgotten traditional tunes sound new and original songs sound hauntingly familiar.
Fabius Page takes its name from the erstwhile proprietor of a mule cemetery near Durham, NC, now hidden by overgrowth and encroaching apartment complexes. Like the cemetery, the trio's music is obscure yet relatable, at the frontier of practical and reverential, evoking the kinship between humans and nature.
Kate Saylor is equally at home playing Irish fiddle tunes, Bluegrass standards, string quartets, swing tunes and folk songs. She's happiest playing music that draws on all of those influences and more. Her musical proclivities were shaped by time spent with Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Natalie MacMaster, and friends from fiddle camps, Irish sessions in Minneapolis, and Bluegrass jams in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to North Carolina in 2016 to study bioethics at UNC, Kate performed with DC's Delafield String Band, the Clara Barton Sessions, and the Newgrass trio Notes From the Underground.
Alan Barnosky is a Durham, NC based guitarist and singer-songwriter proudly nestled within the realms of bluegrass, folk, and country blues. A veteran musician (including performances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the John Hartford Memorial Festival), he performs as a solo act - writing songs and flatpicking melodies with admiration and respect for the American roots traditions of years past - and as a member of Counterclockwise String Band.
Josh Kearns' musical interests and playing style are informed by bluegrass, Appalachian old time, new acoustic, Americana, classic country and honky tonk. His heart was won at an early age, however, by rock'n'roll of the Heavy/Classic (Zeppelin, Faces, Humble Pie, Rival Sons) and Southern (Allman Bros, Skynyrd, Black Crowes, Blackberry Smoke) varieties. Gritty and aggressive rock vibes permeate his approach to the mandolin, interwoven with stylistic influences from Matt Flinner, John Reischman, and Sam Bush. Josh has performed with a wide range of ensembles in front-range Colorado (Ken & the Action Figures, The Magpies Duo+Friends) and North Carolina (Carolina Heelsplitters, The String Machine, Christiane & The Strays, and The 9th St Ramblers).
Additional Booking Notes
We prefer to play unplugged when possible, preferring the organic experience of unalloyed wood and wire in suitable venues. But those opportunities are pretty rare....
So, our typical arrangement is to play around one areal mic. This is ideal for us since our sound and stage presence derive from intimate interaction between our voices and instruments.
However, we have a full PA system with DIs, mics, monitors, and mains - so just about any sound environment works great!
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 16, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|April 07, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
|Kate Saylor||fiddle, vocals|
|Alan Barnosky||guitar, vocals|
|Josh Kearns||mandolin, vocals|
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