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Art McAllister

Art's music can be described as sophisticated contemporary Gospel, woven together with smooth vocal harmonies and finely arranged musical productions that draw the listener into a heartfelt experience rarely found in new Gospel artists.

His sound combines a Christian contemporary with a twist of Rnb, a touch of jazz, a sprinkling of traditional gospel and a hint of the old school flavor slightly reminiscent of the Motown sound of the 70's with each song having it's own distinct style.

Art approaches gospel music in a uniquely different way forsaking the cookie cutter, sound alike approach staying true to himself and his own style and enjoys taking the conceptual approach to each of his CD projects by which he takes the listener on a themed based musical tour with each scripture based song capturing and painting it's own unique perspective and musical palette.

Art's path to Jesus and ministry was preceded by an extensive background in the music industry including 4 years as a staff songwriter for EMI Music, several Billboard charted singles, music director for a couple of major recording artists and time well spent in numerous Hollywood recording sessions with major recording industry giants such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

This begin at 5 years of age when Art's dad, James Smokey McAllister, a Billboard Top 40 songwriter placed him in front of piano and at 9 years of age when Art's godfather, famed jazz trumpeter Louis Satchmo Armstrong encouraged him to practice, hone his craft and develop his innate musical abilities.

However it was in 1996, after a run in with drugs sent him on a 6 year detour from the music industry and his passion and love for music Art, once lost, was found by Jesus received his calling as a psalmist and from that point on committed his very life, his musical skills, writing and production abilities to glorifying Jesus and as an ordained evangelist ministering the Gospel of Christ to the Body of Christ as well as to the un-churched.

"The amazing thing about this Faith we call Christianity," he says, "is that all of us, all the ministers, the preachers, the singers, the pew sitters, the helpers, the ushers..... all of us owe our Salvation, indeed our very lives and who we are to God who gave His Very Best to all of us. We've Been Saved to Praise, All Because of Love and now as our reasonable sacrifice unto Him together we can give to Him an "Offering of Praise"

Art and his wife Julia future plans include promoting healthy living both spiritually and physically through the Word of God, diet, exercise and taking the gospel of Christ and the love of God to the nations of the world through the music God has given him.

Sit back, take a moment to listen and you too will soon see why so many count Art McAllister among their favorite contemporary gospel recording artists.