Edmonton, AB
Ben Sures

Ben Sures

Edmonton, AB
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Edmonton-based songwriter, guitarist and author Ben Sures’ catalogue is 25-years deep and equally eclectic. He’s a wryly brilliant songwriter whose songs dig into the tender places where laughter meets tears. Sures is a phenomenal guitar player and his live performances are engaging, spontaneous, and immersive story-telling fun. On The Story That Lived Here, Sures has made the acoustic record he always wanted to make since listening to Guy Clark’s Old Friends obsessively in the late 80s. Recorded in Victoria during the pandemic without headphones or click tracks, The Story That Lived Here features Sures on guitar and vocals, producer/engineer Richard Moody on viola, violin, mandolin and backup vocals, Scott White on upright bass and Rebecca Campbell on backup vocals and percussion. Starting with the end of the world and ending with a yard sale, The Story That Lived Here is inspired by people’s stories: Sures’ friend Kat Goldman, The Bombadils’ Sarah Frank’s family, and perhaps most of all, Sures’ father, Jack Sures, who passed away in 2018.

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