Sign of a great teacher is the presence of a well-rounded proficient student. Damion Murrill has stepped out of the shadow of the famed award winning group Tri-City Singers under the direction of multi-talented award winner Donald Lawrence, to bring forth his musical genius. Charles Caleb Colton said it best, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
There's no doubt that Damion Murrill gleaned knowledge and wisdom from one of his mentors, Donald Lawrence, during the years he spent apart of the Tri-City Singers. However, Damion acquired a lot of his musical prowess at the hem of his mother. As a child, Damion, one of six children, learned to play the drums and was engrossed in his parent's church musically. In the interview with Damion, he shared the story of his mom teaching music to the Adult choir at the young age of eight. With a rich heritage of music passed down from his mother, Damion's foundation was set long before he had knowledge.
Singing with the Tri-City Singers, Damion and his six siblings were well known for the vocal ability and were featured on several songs throughout their tenure. As the group, The Murrills, the siblings released their album "Family Prayer" garnering them Grammy and Stellar Award nominations. After the Tri-City Singers disbanded, the Murrill siblings continued their musical journeys. The only sister of the sibling group, Arnetta Murrill, recently released her own single "I Am God".
Damion Murrill & Siloam may have some resemblance to the Tri-City Singers, but don't be misled. Siloam's debut album takes on a "world music" concept. Their single "Kingdom Come" introduces and establishes their validity. Reaching beyond the four walls of the church and their local cities, Siloam's mission is to take their music ministry to the far corners of the world. Music is one of the world's most common threads and Damion Murrill & Siloam are positioning themselves to impact the masses. As Jesus stated in Mark 16:15 (KJV), "Go ye into all the world, and preach [sing] the gospel to every creature." And in Luke 6:40 (KJV), Jesus verbally illustrated the capacity at which a person is able to learn from those of greater wisdom, "The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master."