Summer is here and so far its been a model year for touring and shows. The latest news is that Ben’s song ‘The Boy Who walked Backwards Through the Snow’ from the ‘Gone To Bolivia’ album, has been included on an education cd put out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools. The album is being distributed through the education system across the country.
Look for upcoming shows in Ontario and Quebec and an appearance at The Kingsville Festival. Also this October Ben will be part of The Canadian Troubadour Trilogy which will be visiting Alaska and The Yukon, parts of Northern BC and a couple stops in Alberta. The Trilogy is made up of Ben, Kim Beggs and Jay Aymar, three great and unique songwriters.
Martin Clarke of The founder of British Blues Broadcasters called his 2013 release ‘Son of Trouble’ “a superb album!!”
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.
His live show is captivating, he is a great entertainer, funny, smart, musical and a gifted guitar player. 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 seven albums, all critically acclaimed, the most recent ‘Son of Trouble’ is a new adventure making forays into African Blues and singing in French and Spanish in addition to English with a focus on his very old fashioned approach to the electric guitar.
. 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 Stringer