From the Fields of Boaz EP
DeDe (pronounced dee-dee) shares her life experiences through simple messages of song with an ultimate goal of drawing the listener and herself closer to God. This mother of four, who recently celebrated her eleventh wedding anniversary with husband Jon K. Slusser, grew up in suburban Atlanta and began leading praise and worship. DeDe soon found herself writing and performing her own material in what she admits was a natural progression for her. She sees writing her own material as a means of expression for the whole of life's experiences. Still, several of DeDe's songs maintain her commitment to an ongoing devotion to Christ. Her passion for living in awe of God's love is clearly heard in "So Wonderful", which she describes as a song of rejoicing. Wanting to share her past experiences along with her current day to day life, she says that some of her writing is almost "spontaneous," just spilling onto the page. Still, some of her songs, such as "Consummation" require more than one listen to truly understand the depth of her honest, poetic lyrics. While recording "From The Fields of Boaz" (EP) at Nashville's historic Woodland Studios in just four days, DeDe experienced a time of great learning with many helpful, thoughtful people including producer Matthew Perryman Jones. She hopes this album is the first of many on her musical journey, and invites you to enter into worship through her music and cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ.