Inspirational singer/songwriter Steve Bell will perform ballads about faith, hope and love in Red Deer this week.
The Juno Award-winning Christian artist performs on Friday at the First Christian Reformed Church at 16 McVicar St.
Bell started out as part of the folk group Ellias, Schritt & Bell before becoming a solo performer. He has since put out 18 albums, inspired by his faith, over 25 years.
His accolades include two Juno Awards, three Western Canadian Music Awards, three Prairie Music Awards, and three Gospel Music Association Covenant Awards. Bell has performed with various orchestras over the years, including the Toronto Symphony and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, which awarded him a Golden Baton Award for his skill, musicality and “openness.”
Bell has also become known for his charitable causes, including working for organizations that help the homeless, and seek to eradicate poverty.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $20 from Scott’s Parable in Red Deer, Country Cupboard and at Shalom Counselling Centre. For more information, call 1-800-854-3499.
The event is Shalom’s annual friendraiser and 15th anniversary celebration. A freewill offering will be taken to support individuals and families receiving counselling.