The EPM Music Group’s latest signing; Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis have hit the radio airwaves with a joyous song of gratitude entitled, “Thank You, Lord”. Although, the tune is a great way to kick off the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, it’s also a message that reverberates throughout the year. “I’ll bless the Lord at all times,” Tharpe leads Kenosis on the percussively funky sing-a-long track. “His praises shall be in my mouth continuously”. The tune hails from the dynamic ensemble’s forthcoming CD, “Live in Memphis”, that hits stores everywhere on October 30, 2012.
Tharpe and Kenosis are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated national CD debut that is a bridge between the popular choir sound of the `90s and today’s contemporary praise and worship music style. Gospel star Earnest Pugh, who owns EPM Music Group, spotted the group at a TV taping earlier this year. “We shared the stage to sing my song, `I Need Your Glory’,” he recalls. “They did what they do and `brought it’ in a major way and I wanted to give them this opportunity to `bring it’ on a national level. I’m very optimistic about their ministry because they manage to attract young adults but they are also seasoned enough to capture the attention of the mature church crowd as well”.
Tharpe received the inspiration to launch his own group when he was the director of the Voices of Harambee, a gospel choir at Craigmont High School in Memphis. He took the word Kenosis from Philippians 2:5-8 (a Biblical scripture) in which Jesus Christ emptied himself of his divine attributes in order to identify with mankind. The group has recorded a couple of indie CDs and won a Rhythm of Gospel Award as New Artist of the Year in 2010. They also won Dorinda Clark Cole’s Singers & Musicians Conference Artist Showcase Competition in 2011 and they have appeared on BET’s legendary, “Bobby Jones Gospel” TV program. For more information on Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis and other EPM Music Group acts, visit www.epmmusicgroup.com.
Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis: Releases Year-Round Anthem Of Thanksgiving, “THANK YOU LORD” was originally published on praiserichmond.com