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To Encourage Christian Faith and Thoughtful Living Through Artful Word and Song
Steve Bell’s personal mission as an artist was initially rooted in a natural instinct to develop and share the musical gifts with which he was born. This he has pursued diligently from his youth, learning to play guitar from a group of inmates while his father served as prison chaplain at Drumheller Federal Institution. Later, as a young adult, Steve toured and played the nightclubs of western Canada in various secular bands for over a decade. Since the late 80’s his career has been spent writing, recording and performing his own brand of sacred music with a 100 concert-per-year schedule that has spanned Canada, the US and abroad.
Twenty years ago, Steve and producer Dave Zeglinski, started Signpost Music as an independent record and distribution company to manage and promote Steve’s remarkable output of music which has issued in 15 CDs, three live concert DVDs and four songbooks.
Steve’s deep musical and faith roots have served well to support a multi-faceted and adventurous career. Whether performing concerts in private homes, rural centers, large urban churches or in front of world-class symphonies, Steve’s core vision comes through; his unwavering belief that music artistry, offered in well-crafted songs along with genuine, personal stories increase our capacity for truth, goodness and beauty. He feels that he has been blessed to use his voice and guitar to make music and tell stories that offer signposts to a good, loving God.
The impact of Steve’s work is not hard to document. Billboard Magazine has called him “a national treasure.” In the past three years he has given 22 concert hall performances of his music with symphony orchestras to capacity crowds across Canada. He has twice been awarded JUNO awards for his recordings. Both the Western Canadian Music Association and the Gospel Music Association of Canada have recognized Steve’s work with multiple awards.
Numerous letters and emails have testified to the impact of his music and stories. In a recent email, a concert-goer wrote, “every time I go to a Steve Bell concert, I actually feel free to exhale…to laugh, cry, lament, grieve, ponder, contemplate, be challenged, and to hear God’s heart in song.”