BEN SURES A Livingroom Concert
Thursday Nov 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
2754 Cameron Rd, West KelownaBen Sures is a Canadian roots musician and contributor to CBC’s The Irrelevant Show and is the son of Order of Canada-winning ceramic artist Jack Sures and painter and illustrator Deborah Uman-Sures.
A mostly-self-taught musician, Sures discovered the music of Robert Johnson at age 15 and devoted himself to the study of blues and roots.
Ben spent close to a decade as an itinerant street musician and more than 20 years touring the Canadian coffee house and festival circuit both as a solo headliner and as a sideman for blues musicians such as Harp Dog Brown, Rita Chiarelli and Paul Reddick. During that time, he developed a distinctive, quirky songwriting style marked by plain-spoken lyrics that often express unique takes on unusual topics.
He won the folk category of the 2005 John Lennon Song Competition with “Any Precious Girl, a compassionate yet unpatronizing song about a young woman with bipolar disorder.
Sures music sample here…
Tickets at ABC Hobby – Kelowna, Mad Hatter Bookstore – West Kelowna (cash only please for these outlets) or online at KelownaFolkClub.ca