On September 13 and 14 Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace will be at Covenant Life Church leading us in worship.
Here is his bio from his website:
Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. Born out of a college ministry, the reimagined hymns have found wide acceptance both among college students and the church at large, joining people who desire to honor tradition with those who want a modern musical approach. His latest album is Hiding Place.
On Saturday, September 13 Matthew will lead a free, one-hour worship seminar from 5-6 pm, and then Indelible Grace will join Matthew for a Night of Reimagined hymns from 7-8:30 pm. A love offering will be taken during the concert, but admission is free. Sunday, September 14, Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace will participate in the Worship services at 9 and 11:15.
His music has a bluesy, earthy feel, matching his rich baritone voice well. I particularly enjoy the Hammond B-3 strains and tube-y hollow-body guitar on his Communion Hymn: Lord Jesus, Comfort Me.
At the seminar Matthew will share his vision for re-imagining old hymn texts. Worship leaders, songwriters, and musicians are welcome to attend, as well as any who want to learn more about what Matthew is doing.