Several days ago we posted “A song for sparrows,” and judging from the feedback, it seems that it landed on many of you the way it landed on us. One person described it as “the most beautiful song in the world!” The song is performed and written by Jessica Smith. She belongs to the duo Eustace the Dragon along with Danny Churchill. Both are dear friends of mine. The name Eustace the Dragon refers to the episode in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia in which a young boy (Eustace) gets freed from his dragon form by Aslan, the great Lion. It’s a beautiful, moving tale of redemption, which this duo’s music is all about.
Here is another song sung by Jessica called “First.” There’s something about this song that strikes me as other-worldly. I’ve listened to it a dozen times, and there’s one moment at which the sound Jessica captures is so completely unique, it makes me laugh every time. I’ve honestly never heard anything quite like it. I think you’ll enjoy it as well.
Eustace the Dragon has begun to make their songs available for free on SoundCloud. If you choose to download them, they ask that you email them at WeAreEustace@gmail.com (all e-mail addresses will be kept completely private). They would just like to know who is listening to their music and would like to inform fans about upcoming shows and albums.
Speaking of upcoming shows, if you’re around the Twin Cities, Eustace the Dragon will be performing at Groundswell Coffee in St. Paul, on Tuesday, November 20th, with Sarah and Johnny Becker opening for them at 7 pm. This delightful coffee shop is run by Thirdway Church, a great Mennonite community that my daughter and son-in-law attend and that is headed up by my friend Seth McCoy. If you live in the area and are looking for an authentic kingdom community, I encourage you to check it out.
I hope you enjoy their music and hope you tell your friends about them. I’d love to see this unique, anointed and beautiful music bless millions!