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Beautiful Eulogy w/Seeker and Servant
January 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas, and Courtland Urbano. The group introduces a distinct and directive sound that’s driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members’ hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns.
The natural way Beautiful Eulogy came together parallels its organic creative process. As its members cooperated on various musical and church-related projects, they realized their chemistry and the opportunity before them to form a completely collaborative group that would emphasize a new gestalt — one that would allow them to steer away from a pure hip-hop trajectory while holding onto its origins, and that would free them from the courses of their solo careers while applying their individual talents to a collective. “We’re reinventing ourselves together,” the group says. Its members enjoy their creative freedom within self-imposed boundaries, by predefining their work’s message, sound and purpose.
This type of intentionality is central to the way Beautiful Eulogy creates songs, settling on concepts and driving them through a process and reprocess of musical and lyrical shaping. The resulting tracks are lyric-driven, but contain an equally deliberate musical backdrop. This panorama enhances and clarifies the presentation of weighty spiritual and theological truths, inviting listeners into the artists’ ideas about and experiences of God. Listeners may have first heard Beautiful Eulogy on Rapzilla’s King Kulture compilation, or featured on “Misconceptions,” a track from Lecrae’s Church Clothes mixtape. Beautiful Eulogy’s debut album, Satellite Kite, serves as a foundational prototype of the group’s approach and ambition.
SEEKER AND SERVANT
Seeker & Servant strives to make deep worship music from their hearts for the glorification of Jesus Christ. Their sole purpose is to proclaim the Gospel through their music, a goal well achieved with their newest album “You Alone Forever” released late in 2015.
Seeker & Servant is Cameron, Chandler, and Kody. They hail from Jackson, MS. Cameron and Kody are both married. Cameron has two children. The band spends their time filming, doing graphic design, and producing music. They are active in their local church and lead worship for the congregation from time to time. Their main heartbeat is to bring glory to God in whatever they do and to be obedient to wherever God would have them.