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Ben Sures is a storyteller with a 25-year-deep song catalogue that is eclectic, spanning folk, country, jazz and rock’n’roll, and borrowing from blues, Sinti swing, and West African guitar. On Ben’s poignant, natural-sounding acoustic 10th album, The Story That Lived Here, the songwriter, guitarist, and author sings stories inspired by friends and fans. There are also songs written by his own heart; songs about library ladies, yard sales and dive bars, accidents and grieving; and – because we’ve lived through a pandemic still – at least one song about the end of the world. Recorded mostly live at Tobacco and Rose Studios in Victoria, The Story That Lived Here is a satisfyingly cohesive and tender bluegrass-tinged album with a steady heartbeat. It’s the perfect accompaniment for Sures’ funny, honest, quirkily wise, and wistful tunes. Ben will be joined by Carmelle Pretzlaw (violin/vocals) and Graham Tilsley (bass/vocals).
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