St. Cyr brings his faith back into his music

“To just be an artist wasn’t good enough.”

NIVERVILLE, MB—When he was growing up in small-town Manitoba, Jordan St. Cyr’s home was so filled with music that it followed him into, out of, and back into the church.

His family’s tastes were eclectic, everything from Michael W. Smith to Billy Idol and U2. St. Cyr’s father, Gerald, a respected singer-song writer, would play his latest creations on the family’s piano or guitar.

However it wasn’t until his late teens that St. Cyr began to play guitar more seriously. It would lead to years of playing in bards, clubs and mainstream venues. He was hesitant to jump into the world of Christian music in the beginning he says, because mixing business, music and faith could be a recipe for disaster. “I saw the ugly side of the Christian industry and was hurt by it not knowing if I could make a difference.”

Still, it was during those years that St. Cyr says he slowly had his eyes opened to the truth.

“To just be an artist wasn’t good enough. It didn’t sustain me. I needed something bigger,” he says. That “something bigger” was integrating his faith back into his music. He decided to jump feet first into allowing his faith to influence his music.

“If God is real then I have got to run with that,” says St. Cyr. “I have to talk about my faith and I have to talk about God because it is just so much bigger than the music. We are talking about people.”

Jordan St. Cyr’s next album, a worship and inspirational project featuring his trademark folk sound, releases in spring 2015. More information is available at


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