Wilmington-based Gospel Artist Damion Murrill & Siloam Release Debut Projectby GDN Shared Post July 20, 2015
Wilmington, NC – One of North Carolina’s finest Gospel ensembles is dropping their debut CD. Damion Murrill & Siloam, headed by GRAMMY Award Nominee Damion Murrill, will be celebrating the release of their brand new CD, Take A Stand, on Saturday, July 18th at Life Point Church (3534 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC) at 7:00PM; doors open at 6:30PM. Attendees will be able to purchase copies of the new CD at the free release concert.
Joining Damion Murrill & Siloam will be Gospel great and master choir director Donald Lawrence. The multiple award-winning recording artist and songwriter extraordinaire is a mentor to Murrill and will celebrating in the artist’s CD release with him. The event will also feature the talents of famed Gospel recording artist James Fortune with his group FIYA, one of gospel’s hottest ensembles. New artist Dr. Larry Reid and Gospel group James Greer & Company will be performing as well. LeJuene Thompson, another musical favorite and cousin to Murrill, will be present, as will singer Tamika Patton. Pastor Tracey Troy of Tracey Troy Ministries will be the Mistress of Ceremonies of the evening.
Damion Murrill & Siloam will be showcasing music from Take A Stand at the release concert. Gospel music lovers have been enjoying the project’s radio singles, “Kingdom Come” and “Don’t Let Me Fall”, both entering the Gospel charts. Currently, the project is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and through other digital retailers. The physical CD, distributed by New Day Christian Distributors, will be available nationally on Tuesday, July 14th, a few days prior to the CD release concert.
Take A Stand contains one inspiring track after another, flaunting a number of genres including traditional and contemporary Gospel music and some splashes of soul and R&B. Songs like the prayer-focused title tune, “Take A Stand”, which was a highlight at the recent White House Prayer Event on May 2nd and the riveting “Dancing In The Fire”, featuring Andre Murrill, have been uplifting believers everywhere. American Idol favorite George Huff makes a guest appearance on one of the CD’s tracks, “I Believe”. “Show Them”, showcasing the vocal talents of Gospel artist LeJuene Thompson and the soulful single, “Don’t Let Me Fall”, are just a couple of the amazing songs on this 13-track project. Principal songwriter and producer of Take A Stand, Damion Murrill recorded the project at his own Wilmington, NC-based recording studio, Divinity Music Studios.
Murrill has been ministering through Gospel music all of his life. His musical skills were honed by his mother and his mentor, GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award Winner Donald Lawrence. Taking Damion under his wing, Lawrence has been a huge musical influence on Murrill. They met years ago and connected at denominational events and Gospel music seminars. Prior to Donald becoming the mega-popular Gospel artist, songwriter and producer he is today, he promised Damion’s mother, Evangelist J.R. Murrill, that when he became well-known, he would come back and bring the family singing group on board with him. Lawrence stayed true to his word and The Murrills were present on numerous Tri-City Singers and Donald Lawrence & Company releases. They also received their own accolades, including charting on Billboard and GRAMMY and Stellar Award nominations. Murrill has the utmost respect for the Gospel star. “It has been an honor to work with Donald Lawrence,” says Damion. “He’s the teacher who never stops teaching. It’s amazing to watch him work. I remember him saying to me, ‘Many people write songs, but few write songs that live forever.’ I pray I get the opportunity to pen songs that stand the test of time.”
As one of six singing siblings, there was never a shortage of music in the household. As the son of two preachers, church was a large part of Damion’s life as well. As a youth, he learned to play many instruments and ultimately became a songwriter, producer and choreographer. Currently, the Minister of Music of Word Changing Hearts Ministries in Wilmington, NC, Damion has been blessed to work with or share the stage with industry veterans such as Tommy Sims, Kirk Franklin, Karen Clark Sheard, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, PJ Morton and the late Walter Hawkins. For more information on Damion Murrill and Siloam, visit www.DamionMurrill.com. Connect with Damion Murrill & Siloam on Facebook and Twitter (@DMandSiloam). •