In honor of STEVE BELL’s birthday last Sunday, we quote from John Primer’s website on Steve: 

Steve and his brothers all grew up learning how to play the blues. His big brother is the Legendary Lurrie Bell and both his younger brothers Tyson Bell, bassist and James Bell, drummer complete the Bell Family Dynasty Band.

Steve has come a long way with his sound. He has not only taken all that his father taught him, but has established his own very unique sound of his own. He is like a blues harmonica train, so hold on tight he’ll take you for a ride!

Photo taken @ Chicago Blues Fest, 2017.

Steve’s discography is vast. A list of artists with which he has recorded include Sharon Lewis, John Primer, Louisiana Red, Alex Dixon, his dad Carey Bell, and his brothers Lurrie, Tyson and James.

Check out The Bell Dynasty’s “TRIBUTE TO CAREY BELL” featuring all 4 Bell brothers on DELMARK RECORDS. DELMARK.COM

– Peter M. Hurley 

Mr. Hurley is a contributing photographer and writer for Living Blues Magazine and the staff photographer for Chicago Blues Network. His recent book Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago, in collaboration with Blues historian and author David Whiteis, showcases his work in the field. His passion for blues music began with a 6th grade dance party discovery of Bo Diddley which led to Little Walter, muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and so on. It continues to this day.