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About Steve

Steve Newsome is a Canadian country singer/songwriter, born and raised in southern Alberta. He now hangs his hat just west of Stony Plain. Steve’s proud farm, ranching and trail riding past has given him plenty of inspiration for his song writing. From guitar drowning pack horses, grizzly bears and back country rodeos to making big wheels turn and engines roar, Steve has no shortage of experience when it comes to the cowboy life.
Steve takes time out to work with young local artists, whether it is song writing, doing sound production at a show or all around mentoring. In addition to working with other artists, Steve has also done charity work, raising funds for Boot Campaign Canada, in support of post service armed forces and first responders.

Steve has played with many great artists at songwriters showcases throughout the province and has hosted many local open mic nights. As a solo artist or with his band, Steve has opened for Canadian country artists; Jason McCoy, Adam Gregory, Jake Mathews, Clayton Bellamy, Jaydee Bixby and Codie Prevost. This past July, Steve opened for Canadian country superstar, Brett Kissel to a sold-out show of 1400 in Spruce Grove, Alberta.

Steve started work on his debut CD in August of 2015. On March 21, 2016, he released his first single Tried, Tested and True to radio with great success, being added to 47 stations across the country. TTT also spent 15 weeks in the Top 20 in California, including two weeks at Number One. His latest single, Enjoy The Ride, the title track from his debut EP (September 30, 2601), peaked at Number 4 on that same chart. In Canada, it was added to the library of 46 stations and continues to be a dance favorite at live shows. and after just one week has been added to eight stations in Canada.

His guitar is never far away, always in the back of his truck as he attends fairs, rodeos, festivals and campfires in his travels. You never know when you will need a good time.

What People Are Saying About Steve

Steve is solid and marketable!

Jim Cressman - President/CEO - Invictus Entertainment Group

I had the opportunity and pleasure of reviewing Steve Newsome. Gutsy song, gutsy singer and lots of energy in the song and presentation. We will be adding it for sure!!

Program Director - CJQC FM - Liverpool, NS

Good solid tune. Nice to see something a bit up tempo come across my desk.

Music Director - Country 93 - Owen Sound, ON on Steve's single "Tried, Tested & True"

Thank you for the great evening of entertainment your group provided for our Annual Trophy Supper and Awards Night. Your music would give the group Alabama a run for their money. I noticed a lot of people who weren’t dancers, just stayed around for the music. Good job and we look forward to seeing you here next year.

Barrhead Fish and Game Society

“It’s a tight song…production is decent on it…has a definite “rock” sound to it…little more on the traditional side…don’t mind the hook and lyrically it’s not bad.”

Music Director CKGY Red Deer on Steve's single "Enjoy The Ride"

About the Band

Stephane Drisdelle

Originally from New Brunswick from a large family of musicians, this allowed him to appreciate many different styles and genres; however his true love has always been for country music, namely his idol Merle Haggard.   He has been playing on stage since the age of 12 and never tires of sharing his talent and love for the craft.  He has traveled across Canada to many different venues and has been introduced to some of our countries finest talent.  He feels very lucky to do what he loves.

Tony Quick

Originally from  Lewisham, England, Tony’s musical interest appeared at age 5. His Dad Raymond, saw  him play on pots and pans with chopsticks. At the age of 6 he got a set of drums and then his musical journey began. Tony played in various school bands until he was introduced to classical music through his music teacher. Tony then started playing piano for a number of years recording his own compositions. It was around the age of 25 he heard country music for the first time and instantly connected with the stories behind the songs. That was the point when Tony bought a telecaster and started playing along to Clint Black, Brooks and Dunn, and various other artists. After a few years of studying country music he was asked by a distant relative if he wanted to come to Canada for a work opportunity. With Tony now into the country scene and kind of at a dead end, it seemed like the perfect move. Shortly after he arrived he answered an ad from a guy looking for a guitarist. That artist was Steve Newsome. They met and have been performing and collaborating ever since.

Carson Schafer

Carson began his drumming journey when his parents bought him a drum set at the age of 10. Soon thereafter, he began playing in his church and in bands with friends from school. He studied privately with drummer/percussionist Bob Fenske during his high school years. Now 24, Carson is studying Drum Set Performance at MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB, under the direction of his teachers, Brian Thurgood and Dan Skakun. He anticipates graduating with a BMus in spring, ’17 and seeing what opportunities arise. Carson enjoys playing a wide variety of genres of music; funk, rock, jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, – and of course, country with SNB!

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