James Steensma's voice has captivated many first-time listeners. Hailing from Northeast Indiana, Steensma is, however, no new face to the music scene. In 1989, he appeared off-Broadway in the musical "One Voice." He has appeared in over 30 musical and theatrical productions throughout the Midwest, garnering 3 Anthony Award nominations (Ft. Wayne Theatre Awards) for acting in the early 1990's.
He left the theatre in the mid-90's to focus on his music and family. Having performed with several quartets, and as a member of a popular duo, Steensma has sung in front of multiple thousands of people. In 1994, he was the opening act at a concert for the Christian recording group AVB. He has been a featured soloist in churches and cathedrals, musical halls and theaters. He has also been the featured soloist at local observances of the National Day of Prayer, Earth Day, and Habitat for Humanity's dedication ceremonies.
In 1989, Steensma recorded the haunting "David's Song" for the official "One Voice" soundtrack. And now comes his solo debut CD, "...Even in the Quietest Moments."
This intimate album of faith - with piano, guitar and voice alone - features four songs written by Keith Green, and includes covers of songs made popular by Carolyn Arends, Donny Osmond, Marc Cohn, the Bee Gees, and others. Along with those eight tracks, you'll find two original numbers written by Steensma for this project: "Even in the Quietest Moments" and "The Last Twenty Years."
The first release from the CD, "Even in the Quietest Moments", received radio airplay on stations in Northeast Indiana, and on the internet.
In 2003, Steensma recorded "Solo El Amor" with Jaime Shoup for her CD "You Give Me Wings To Fly." Jaime duets with James on "In This Moment" for Steensma's project.
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