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Bethel’s “Revive!” will feature Geron Davis and Kindred Souls this Friday

4/22/2013

Geron Davis and Kindred Souls

 

Bethel University’s Music Industry Studies Program is proud to present “Revive! An Evening of Praise and Worship,” which will feature Geron Davis and Kindred Souls. The praise and worship event will be this Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building. Bethel University Renaissance groups will also lead portions of the event. These groups will include Renaissance Choir, Vocal Authority, Renaissance Quartet, Renaissance Bluegrass and Renaissance Executive Director Peter Jeffrey.  

     Geron Davis, along with his wife, Becky, have become names synonymous with church music around the country and while their names may be less familiar, their songs are not. Holy Ground, In the Presence of Jehovah, Mercy Saw Me , are only a few of the many songs this talented duo have written over the years. Co-partners in life and ministry, they have dedicated themselves to a passion that is the culmination of talent and ingenuity, but most importantly a calling. Not only have Geron and Becky grown to be leaders in the music industry as songwriters and vocalists, they are an integral part of the current upward trend the praise and worship genre is experiencing across America today.
     The early years of Geron and Becky's ministry were spent serving in the capacity of music ministers at churches in Texas and Louisiana while continuing to travel part time. In the mid 90's they felt God leading them to Nashville and eventually made the move. Soon thereafter Geron asked his sister, Alyson Lovern and her husband Shelton, to join him and Becky to form the group, "Geron Davis and Kindred Souls." The move was not only right geographically, it was right musically and spiritually. Having released their debut album, "Let It Rain," in 2002, the tight familial timbre and groove this group produces have been compared to Avalon, Manhattan Transfer, and the former group First Call. The album gained considerable attention on AC charts as well as being a break out project for them. Kindred Souls continues with a musical style that embraces a traditional sound, wrapped in a contemporary, edgy package, ultimately leading them into some of the country's largest churches and music programs. They are on the road most of the year, conducting choral workshops and seminars, bringing fresh new music that brings renewed vision and excitement to America's churches.

     Tickets are still on sale for Revive! and can be purchased by contacting the Bethel University Bookstore at musicis@bethelu.edu or by calling 731-352-4243. Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Bethel University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Bethel I.D. Group ticketing discounts are available.