Articles by Steve Bell
By Hannah Marazzi with Steve Bell
May 16, 2019
Canadian musician Steve Bell sits down with Convivium's Hannah Marazzi to talk about his sources of inspiration and the geography found beyond physical parameters.
In a sense you are both a performer committed to producing excellent music and at the same time serve as a guide that has welcomed Canadians into worship for many years You have had a 25 year solo career, won two JUNO awards, four Western Canadian Music awards and have performed for over half a million people across the world Would you share with us a little about your theology of music? What role does music play in a life of faith? You released your first album, Comfort My People, in 1989 and have released a subsequent 20 albums, the most recent of which – The Pilgrim Year Companion CD – was released last year Later that night I wrote a music setting for that text not realizing that the song, which would become the first song of my first solo album, was simultaneously my prayer and the answer to the prayer When I’m there, melody comes, poetry begins to form… and these constellations of words and melodies start to come together to form songs Could you share a little more about what the Pilgrim Year book series is?