Dylan Stewart and the Eulogists bring a Southern Gothic vibe to Oklahoma's growing Americana scene. A four piece outfit fronted by Norman singer-songwriter Dylan Stewart, the Eulogists seamlessly bridge the gaps between folk, rock, and alt-country. Stewart writes tunes about love and loss, death and despair, in a way that brings light to instances of beauty in the grotesque. Highlighted by shimmering guitars, driving rhythms, and Stewart's unique gravel-road vocal stylings, the songs range from forlorn ballads to barn-burning honky-tonk. Forth Worth DJ Shayne Hollinger of 95.9 KFWR says of Stewart, "His music reminds me of why I fell in love with the songwriting of Townes," and Oklahoma DJ Brandin Hardin calls Stewart the "Tom Petty/Bob Dylan of the Plains."
With an upcoming album with the Eulogists in the works for an early 2015 release, Stewart has two albums under his belt already. "Pay the Fiddler," was produced by Norman folk fixture Travis Linville, and 2012's "Dylan Stewart and the Johnny Strangers," was produced by Great Divide front man and Red Dirt icon Mike McClure. "I first heard Dylan in a cheap hotel in Ardmore. He was intent on me hearing his songs," says McClure. "Well, he was right; I recorded an album with him. The world should hear his work."
With the Eulogists, Stewart has honed his songwriting chops and assembled a team of previously under-the-radar local talents to fill the band's roster. Lead guitar player Jake Adamson, bassist Caleb Story, and drummer Matt Unruh come from a diverse background of musical projects and genres, and each member brings his distinct style to the group, creating a inimitable and dynamic live presence.