Ben Sures is a Roots/Acoustic Canadian singer,songwriter and guitar player. In 2011 his album ‘Gone to Bolivia’ was the most played recording by an Albertan on CKUA radio, receiving more airplay that year than Corb Lund and Steve Earle that year. His live show is one of the best you will experience by a solo performer. He has won and been a finalist in all the International Songwriting contests, John Lennon, International and The USA songwriting competition.
Raised in Canada’s ‘Austin of the north’ Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ben began playing guitar and writing songs at age 15. He performs with a seldom duplicated sense of intimacy that draws the listener inextricably into the folds of his melodic story telling.
Ben has released six albums, all critically acclaimed, the most recent ‘Gone to Bolivia’ making it to Now Magazines top Ten albums of the year by writer Sarah Greene.
. A well respected guitarist within the industry, he has played with The Good Lovelies, Paul Reddick, Rita Chiarelli, Corin Raymond and a many other in the Canadian music industry.
Ben Sures has performed at many festivals in Alberta and Canada, opened for everyone from The Preservation Hall Band to Ray Davies of the Kinks, he has performed at numerous Bluebird North Showcases, NXNE,CMW, WCMA and The International Folk Alliance showcases and has toured as a support act for The Arrogant Worms. Ben has been a contributor to CBC’s The Irrelevant Show, Madly Off in All Directions and The Round up with Bill Richardson. Be is also a founding member of popular Edmonton band The Dead Stringers.
His next album ‘Son of Trouble’ an electric blues,African Blues and World music project is due out in the fall of 2013.