Singer/songwriter Gregory Douglass to Perform at LFCC, Trees and Brooksie Wells to Open

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

WARRENTON, Va. – At the age of 25, singer/songwriter Gregory Douglass released his sixth album in November 2006. In promotion of his latest album, “Up & Away,” Douglass is touring the country and performing at colleges and universities, clubs and festivals.

Douglass will perform live at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) on Friday, March 30, 2007, at 8 p.m. in the Barn on the Fauquier Campus, located at 6480 College Street in Warrenton. Opening for Douglass is the musical group Trees and musician Brooksie Wells. The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Student Activities Office.

Douglass’ music is a combination of contemporary folk, pop and rock. Douglass has been recognized for his musical talent by qualifying as a finalist for both the 2005 International Songwriting Competition and the 2004 Independent Music Awards, winning the 2003 GrammyFest Awards in New York City and serving as the inaugural performer on the American Red Cross "Save a Life Tour” in 2003. Douglass wrote and recorded the material for his first two albums while in high school. After graduating, he began pursuing his music career full time.

Trees is a local jazz and reggae influenced jam band made up of Warrenton residents Zach Bedell, Alex Gable, David Hale and Nick Shields. The group has been playing together for approximately one year, performing at local venues in Alexandria, Charlottesville and Richmond. Three of the four band members are current LFCC students.

Wells, a local Warrenton resident, will also open for Douglass. Wells is a veteran children’s musician and mother of two who returned to her rock and country musical background in the late 1990s. In 2005, Wells released “Been There,” an album of 12 original alternative country songs. Discovered by Bobby Darin, a popular big band performer and rock-and-roll teen idol of the late 1950s, Wells began her career by writing songs for Chappell Music. She later performed with John Lennon's band Elephant's Memory and as a singer with Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

For more information about the artists, please visit their personal Web sites:

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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