Popular songwriter Ben Sures to perform in Sooke – Vancouver Island Free Daily
The places you go and the people you meet play a starring role in many of the songs Ben Sures composed for his 10th album.
The story that lived here features songs from the heart that paint a picture of encounters with the ladies of the library, afternoons at garage sales and evenings at dive bars.
A more serious side resonates in tunes that deal with accidents and bereavement, especially in the one on the end of the world inspired in part by the pandemic which two years later continues to be part of our lives.
His website describes Sures as a dazzling acoustic artist and humorous, heartfelt storyteller who plays folk, blues, American roots, comedy, and rock.
Born in 1967, Sures started out as a busker doling out a heavy dose of Neil Young and spent over 20 years establishing a devoted following playing in coffeehouses across the country and through his work as a blues sideman. .
Caroline Brookes of The Good Ladies calls Sures one of her favorite songwriters, hands down.
Sures will perform Saturday, April 23 at the Sooke Area Museum Outdoor Pavilion at 2070 Phillips Rd.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, please call 2150-642-6351 or email [email protected]
The opening act is Katrina Kadoski, a local singer, songwriter, playwright and teacher who is set to release new recordings.