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Ben Sures

Ben Sures

Folk / Roots Music / Americana Edmonton, AB, CA  CA
THE 99
THE 99
Where are they now?
Where are they now?
Rambling Bones
Rambling Bones
Any Precious Girl
Any Precious Girl
Dig The Thing
Dig The Thing


Ben Sures - Gone To Bolivia


  • Tue

    Aug 4

    Barrie, ON, CA | 7:30pm

    The Take Note! Music House will present Edmonton-based singer-songwriter Ben Sures on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00). Requested donation is $15, with all proceeds going directly to the performer. You may reserve your seat by calling (705) 305-1687 or emailing concerts@takenotepromotion.com. Ben Sures (www.bensures.com) =================================== "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles." [Holger Petersen, CBC's Saturday Night Blues] "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver" [Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press] “In each guileless tune - touching on different styles and moods- there is a pure heart. And at the heart of each song is a story rendered with the kind of finely observed detail that brings your own heart into the story, from tender to tragic, doo-wop to danceable.” [Jowi Taylor, Six String Nation] Ben Sures’s live show is captivating, he is a great entertainer – funny, smart, musical, and a gifted guitar player. Ben was nominated in 4 categories of the 2014 Edmonton Music Awards for “Album of the year”, “Blues recording of the year”, “Male artist of the year” and in the “People’s choice” category. He has won and been a finalist in the International Songwriting Contests, the John Lennon, International and The USA Songwriting Competitions. Raised in Canada’s “Austin of the north,” Winnipeg MB, 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 Roundup with Bill Richardson. Ben is also a founding member of popular Edmonton band The Dead Stringer.

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  • Stuart (Artist)
    Good job keep it up! I really like your music especially "THE 99" check out my music I hope you find something you like I think "WORDS UNSPOKEN" is a track for you
  • Ben Sures (Artist)
    Ben Sures
    Thanks for all the awesome comments, I actually didn't know you could comment here, ha ha.
  • Bloodeaglez (Artist)
    fantastic show at the french market Ben!
  • The Acid Reflex (Artist)
    The Acid Reflex
    hey bud just stopped by wanted to say more to you cause the introduction only allowed me so many letters.your work reminds me a lot of "the flaming lips" your voice is a lot like wayne coyne. and your lyrics are... well i can't think of the word but they sure are something :) I recommended If there is any other accounts i can friend you on just let me know. keep in touch. God bless-paul chavez
  • Gabrielle Christopherson (Fan)
    Gabrielle Christopherson
    Really enjoy your songs - hope to catch you in Edmonton very soon.
  • Koreen Perry (Artist)
    Koreen Perry
    Love your voice, Ben. And great tunes!jo


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Sounds Like: Greg Brown, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Peter Case, Rickie Lee Jones

Label: The Caribean Queen made me the man I am records

Manager: Andra Louie

Bio: Who is Ben Sures? He’s the kid you hung out with during recess at grade school – or wanted to. Because he was hilarious. Not in the traditional funnyman role – but as unconventional as all get out. He made life fun with his quirky observations on all things ridiculous – targeting those things th...See Full Bio

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