By Ashley McIlwain
A couple of weeks ago, I was able to attend the amazing leadership conference, Catalyst West. It was an epic event that was chock-full of incredibly inspiring speakers, music, and fellowship. I laughed, I cried, and I grew in countless ways. At the end of the three days, I felt inspired, enriched, and excited by everything I had the privilege of soaking in.
One of my favorite parts was the discovery of a band I hadn’t heard of before. It was love at first sound. They are this unique and entrancing combination of gypsy meets soul, and the words to their songs obviously flow from the depths of their souls. It’s music that finds its way into your spirit and pours out of your heart.
This band is called Gungor, and if you can’t tell, they’ve won me over. One of my favorite parts about Gungor is that the heart of the band is a husband/wife duo … bonus! While I’m head-over-heels for almost every one of their songs, there are two that just get me every time – Dry Bones and Beautiful Things. Ultimately though, the big winner is Dry Bones. I’m not exaggerating when I say I listen to it at least five times a day. I know, I know … I probably shouldn’t admit to this kind of obsessiveness, but I can’t help it. There’s just something about it that gets into my bones (cheesy pun, but I had to do it because it’s true).
Relevant Magazine did a video of this song with them and the ridiculously cool and talented Kevin “K.O.” Olusola on cello/beat boxing (you read right) that rocks. So check it out, leave a comment letting me know what you think, and purchase the song or album.
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