Featuring a "go for it" lead guitar style (courtesy of guitarist D.B. Bryant), the band Elijah Prophet submitted their five song CD-R Jesus Is..., a disc chock full of rock/blues jams and a hard rockin' version of the Doobie's "Jesus Is Just Alright". Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina. The band's name was chosen as a memorable name with spiritual connotations, as their music delivers a positive message, along with the driving rhythms. This is some good time music for sure - the guitars are loud, heavy and energetic, and the four originals on the album are all excellently written songs. Their Doobie Brothers cover has been receiving airplay on several radio stations, with great response - it's a textbook example of how to do a cover tune - Elijah Prophet gives the song their own personality and signature stamp. This band should have a bright future. Elijah Prophet were originally profiled in the October-November, 2001 edition of The Undiscovered.
Elijah Prophet was formed in late 1997 in an effort to break away from the "depressed" music that true guitar rock fans have been forced to listen to and to give them a positive message along with a groovin' sound. Lead guitarist and vocalist D.B. Bryant has played guitar since age 7, and has performed since age 9! He played in the bands Great Southern Railroad and Copperhead before forming Elijah Prophet. Rhythm guitarist Ken McMurray has been playing for 7 years and draws his inspiration from bluesy, southern guitar music. He has played in the groups Fat Daddy Johnson and the Muddy Quarters Band. Aggressive drummer Eric Suttlemyer and bassist Will Bryant round out the quartet.
Elijah Prophet is currently doing opening gigs for many national acts across the Southeast, and at such venues as the House of Blues and the Carolina Amphitheater.
P.O. Box 512
Bishopsville, SC 29010
Web site: eprophet.hypermart.net