Into the Light
Looking in a different direction, Darryn Zewalk released a new single in August titled "Forevermore" that proves you shouldn't try to corner Christian music into any one particular style. In this case, Zewalk draws heavily from classic R&B and smooth jazz to deliver a blend that has sent him to the top of the Reverbnation.com chart in the Christian/Gospel category.
When scrolling through his Reverbnation tracks, listeners find that Zewalk moves smoothly between styles but shows that his comfort zone falls between smooth jazz and classic R&B. "Situation" lands firmly in the light jazz corner, but Zewalk's velvet-smooth voice provides the most impact when he jumps into R&B territory. "I Praise" finds a great balance between church gospel and the R&B/funk snap of Gap Band, Commodores, and Earth Wind and Fire.
But it's "Forevermore" that impresses most as he finds a balance between the two. As the music minister at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Sapulpa for the past 14 years, his heart is obviously planted in praise and worship and feeding the church, but if he continues to produce tracks like this, I would think he'll start ministering outside of those doors and performing regionally in the near future.
Sure, both of these artists step a bit outside the norm, but they also show that Tulsa's talent pool is almost as wide as it is deep. They also prove that our Christian music community reaches beyond praise and worship and bland Christian rock, which is a good thing because diversity is what feeds creativity.
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I would like to Thank my great friend Brad Morris.. for the opportunity.. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you.
I would like to thank you for your support that you have provided me through my music ministry process. We are currently #1 locally in all genres, #2 Nationally in Christian/Gospel and #3 Globally in Christian/Gospel and #37 Globally in all genres. The Lord is moving please continue to pray for protection as there are lot of things out there wishing to take money but not deliver the services they promise. I am patiently waiting on the Lord to guide and put me in the place that He wishes for me to go. I realize this is very interesting business and the more your learn the better off you are. However, nothing can happen if I am not aligned with God the way I arm suppose to be. So going forth Lord I surrender to you in prayer and supplication in all things. For I know that I am the gift and my music is just the wrapping paper. Please teach me about me so the I can better encourage others about you..
Hello my friends, I thought i would give you a sneak peak at my single prior to it making it to iTunes, I would love your opinions. I appreciate you and all of your constant support. Thanks for your prayers and love.. Take care & God bless you
Hello everyone, I would like to show my appreciate to each of you. Currently, I am in the top 100 and today I am at #37 in the all genres chart. Please continue to support the music as I am the only Gospel artist in the top 50.. Please continue to share the music with your friends as well as play it when you can. I am gearing up to release my 1st single titled "Forevermore" from my new album "Forevermore" I will keep you posted..Your support has been amazing and pray the music continues to encourage you. Have a wonderful 4th of July my awesome friends. take care, stay encouraged & God bless you.
I would like to Thank each of you for your support. Everything has been going great my album is actually finished but I still need to get everything lined up before we start releasing music. I would like to let you know I am still on my mission to reach 1 Million spins here on Reverbnation. We currently have 617,075.. and I am Ranked #2 Globally (Christian/Gospel), #1 Locally in all genres, #2 Nationally in Christian/Gospel. The Lord is truly moving and I am gearing up for what is to come. Your support and prayers are much appreciated.. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you
Today has been a great day. There is a lot going on with the music and the artwork. I am truly trusting in the Lord regarding this process. I have had a great conversation today with a promotion company regarding my music. I am excited to have shared one song from my last EP and 3 songs from my new upcoming project to discuss and something to release in the near future. I have got a new mastered copy from Kendal Osbourne and I have connected with Jordan McCleod today regarding my performance tracks. I will keep you posted as things develop. I will let you know how the process is going and what is to be expected in the near future, I pray you keep me in your prayers during this process. I would also like to Thank each of you for your constant words and encouragement and support. I pray your Wednesday has been a wonderful one. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you.
Things are really advancing with my new album. I am truly excited about what is to come. I am making some changes to my artwork. Kent McCracken has done an amazing job on the artwork. I am looking to connect with Jordan to get some performance tracks soon. Everything is working out wonderfully. I am cutting ties with agencies and companies that do not have my best interest at heart. I am learning that many like to tag along and attempt to take credit for the hard work you do and continue to charge to monies for it. So now I am completely in the hands of the Lord and trusting Him to guide the direction of my new album. I pray that the music that is coming is encouragement to the listening soul. I am truly looking forward to sharing something in the summer with you. I appreciate your prays ad support. I am still on my 1 Million song mission and I pray you come and play my music on ReverbNation to continue to support. If you have not listened yet. Please check it out at http://www.reverbnation.com/darrynzewalk Have a blessed weekend. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you.
I would like to take the opportunity to give a big shout out to my friend Don Jr CEO for creating my new website. It has been a minute since I have done business with him. The Lord has brought us back together to work on this website design. I am truly excited about what is going on there. I would also like to send another shout out to Kent McCracken who created my brand which you will also see on the site. I am blessed that the Lord has given me such gifted friends.There is nothing like calling a friend to ask them to do something for you and before you can get it out of your mouth they are willing. I pray you like it. I would appreciate you honest opinions about the new website. I appreciate you, your time and willingness to let me know how you feel about it. Take care, stay encouraged and God bless you Please click http://www.darrynzewalk.com I would like to take the opportunity to give a big shout out to my friend Don Jr CEO for creating my new website. It has been a minute since I have done business with him. The Lord has brought us back together to work on this website design. I am truly excited about what is going on there. I would also like to send another shout out to Kent McCracken who created my brand which you will also see on the site. I am blessed that the Lord has given me such gifted friends.There is nothing like calling a friend to ask them to do something for you and before you can get it out of your mouth they are willing. I pray you like it. I would appreciate you honest opinions about the new website. I appreciate you, your time and willingness to let me know how you feel about it. Take care, stay encouraged and God bless you Please click http://www.darrynzewalk.com
I have been really busy trying to get everything in place for the release of the single. The Lord is really moving in many ways. I will continually wait Him. Regardless of the storms that I have been recently facing. No matter what God always encourages me and says I am here and you just need trust in me and let me fight for you. My mission to achieve 1 Million spins on Reverbnation continues. I am also working on revamping my website. I am looking forward to working with Don Cody Jr.. I will let you know once the site is up and revamped. Have an amazing evening. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you. To help with my Goal please click and listen we have 544,464 Plays and counting.. http://www.reverbnation.com/darrynzewalk
Hello everyone, there has been a lot going on.
1) Yesterday, I visited Box photography to pick out my pictures for my album. The wife and I went and we choose 7 shots that we are both very pleased with. The next step is for Gary to call once He is finished with the pictures. I will sharing some of the shots with you once they are done.
2) ReverbNation has stripped my rankings from me. I did get a response today from one of the Technical support guys we will see what happens tomorrow. I did loose about 1,000 fans from my reverb fan base. So we will see how it affects me tomorrow. I am still pressing forth with my 1 Million son play mission. If you have the time please come by these sites and support the movement by spinning the music. We are currently at 533,492 plays. Please support at these 2 sites http://www.reverbnation.com/darrynzewalk or http://www.jdarrynzewalk.com 3) I am in the process of working on my branding. My great friend Kent McCracken has agreed to do the artwork for my brand as well as my artwork for my CD. It is truly a blessing to have friends that do this work and are skilled at their craft. I am looking forward to what he comes up with. I will keep you posted as things develop.
I pray your day has been a blessed one filled with great things. Take care, stay encouraged & God bless you.