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7/12/2012 - Rawsrvnt rejoins THE STORY Tour with Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Pastor Randy Frazee and others
For the second year in a row Eddy “Rawsrvnt” Puyol will bring his unique Hip-Hop Worship style to THE STORY Tour.
Presented by World Vision, the event is billed as a Christmas celebration with carols and a musical journey from Genesis to Revelation. It features a full choir and orchestra led by musical director Bernie Herms and songs from Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall, Jeremy Camp,Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, and Selah.
Renowned author and pastor Randy Frazee co-wrote THE STORY project’s book component with Max Lucado and will be on the tour each night to bring its message to life.
“My world collided with Eddy’s (Rawsrvnt) world at THE STORY Tour 2011. He introduced me to the wonderful space of hip-hop as each evening he brought the house down with his performance,” Frazee said. “But, what blew me away the most is the man I got to know off stage. Eddy Puyol is the real deal with a heart of heavenly gold.”
In addition to traveling with the group for last year’s event, Rawsrvnt also performed THE STORY medley on the 43rd Dove Awards national telecast <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2GJbzDJdKg> .
“Last year I heard Natalie Grant say that I raised the ‘cool factor’ of the tour,” Rawsrvnt said with a smile.
“She’s super cool and I’m looking forward to celebrating this joyous season with the audience and some of our faith’s most talented musicians.”
2012 Tour Dates
11/23 Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
11/24 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
11/25 Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
11/26 USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL
11/27 Colonial Center, Columbia, SC
11/29 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
11/30 University of Illinois Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
12/1 Independence Event Center, Independence, MO
12/2 Xcel Center, St. Paul, MN
12/3 Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
12/4 Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, IL
12/6 Berry Center, Cypress, TX
12/7 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
12/8 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
5/1/2012 - Rawsrvnt releases Love Deluxe
Soul Deep Records is proud to announce the release of Love Deluxe <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-deluxe/id522009158> – an expanded and rebranded version of Rawsrvnt’s Grammy-recognized No Ordinary Love album.
With a decade of organized ministry under his belt, Rawsrvnt, also known as Eddy Puyol from the reality TV Show Donald J. Trump presents The Ultimate Merger, has made it his mandate to share God’s radical and unconditional love with people all over the globe.
Love Deluxe gives listeners fresh takes on songs like “Jesus Jam” (now with KJ-52) and “On Fire” (now with Richie Righteous). The original version of “On Fire” landed on the Billboard Christian Rock charts and has attracted the attention of several members of the professional sports world. NASCAR driver Michael McDowell used the track as his official entrance theme and it was performed by Rawsrvnt upon request at Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade’s 30th birthday family brunch.
Love Deluxe also offers an organic, jam-band version of the previously released track “Be With You” which has been blended with “Beautiful” – an original worship composition by Rawsrvnt.
“I’m so proud of ‘Beautiful/Be With You’ because, once again, it shows how effective hip-hop worship can be when delivered from an unashamed platform,” Rawsrvnt says. “I would love to see this become a Sunday-morning-service classic sung in churches all across the world.”
The album also features a performance of the well-known congregational sing-along “Here I Am to Worship” with Dove Award nominee Audrey Assad in a way that’s never been heard before.
Other Love Deluxe highlights include a Jamaican-certified rework of “The Almighty” (that now features international gospel reggae star St. Matthew) and “No Ordinary Love” featuring Lisa McClendon. Here, Rawsrvnt takes on Sade’s iconic slow jam and repurposes it to celebrate the extraordinary love that God has for all of us.
Love Deluxe is available worldwide through all major digital outlets (iTunes <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-deluxe/id522009158> , Amazon <http://amazon.com/Love-Deluxe/dp/B007X5DEKI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1335846798&sr=8-9> , etc.) Fans and supporters can follow Rawsrvnt online through Facebook <http://facebook.com/rawsrvnt> and Twitter <http://twitter.com/rawsrvnt> .
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