Ben Sures is a storyteller. On his poignant new acoustic album, The Story That Lived Here (out Jan 21st), the Edmonton-based songwriter, guitarist and author sings stories told to him by friends, and fans. Stream the LP here.
Sures’ catalogue is eclectic, spanning folk, country, jazz and rock’n’roll, and borrowing from blues, Sinti swing and West African guitar. His funny, honest, quirkily wise and wistful tunes are accompanied by old friends Richard Moody (viola, violin, mandolin and vocals) and Scott White (upright bass), along with Rebecca Campbell on backup vocals and percussion.
Nearly every song on ‘North Americana’-tinged The Story That Lived Here has a strong yet tender sing-along chorus, including his moving single “Cry Like A Flood,” which is Kat Goldman’s true story of her music career interrupted following an accident that changed the course of her life.