The Cedar Shake – Ben Sures, AB
Ben Sures is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitar player. He has been touring Canada for almost twenty years, best known for his unique songwriting and engaging performances. In 2011 his album ‘Gone to Bolivia’ was the most played recording by an Albertan on CKUA radio. Ben’s songs have earned him first, second and Honorary mentions in the John Lennon, International and USA songwriting competitions, twice he has had more than one song find its way in to the final rounds in the same year.
Born in Regina and raised in Winnipeg, Ben began playing guitar in high school, and has been writing and performing since then,. He has toured Canada from coast to coast, toured in the UK and performed in Beirut, Lebanon. A well respected guitarist within the industry, some of the artists he has worked with include Rita Chiarelli, Corin Raymond, Paul Reddick, The Wyrd Sisters, Angie Nussey, Emma Cook, Tim Williams, Harpdog Brown, Pete Turland and others.
Ben has seven cds available through Cdbaby.com and on his website at www.bensures.com . 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.
His newest album ‘Son of Trouble’ was released in the fall of 2013.