Tour brings Shore to Snoring Sasquatch

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J.R. Shore plays at Creston's Snoring Sasquatch on Sunday.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter J.R. Shore is once again hitting the road this summer, visiting juke joints and concert halls throughout Western Canada, including the Snoring Sasquatch on July 10.

For his many fans, this will be the first opportunity to see Shore perform live since topping the CKUA radio charts in 2010. (Shore’s 2010 release, Talkin’ On A Bus, was proclaimed the No. 3 recording of 2010 on CKUA Alberta radio.)

Last year was a banner year for Shore. He released his sophomore recording Talkin’ On A Bus which spent the summer of 2010 on the CKUA Alberta radio charts, peaking at No. 2, won the Calgary Folk Festival songwriting competition for the unprecedented third time and was a featured performer at the Calgary Folk Festival, won the Rhyme ‘n’ Lyric songwriting competition at the Pincher Creek, Alta., Cowboy Gathering, and his single A Tale of Two Yankees was added into rotation at Mix 97.7 radio in Calgary.

“J.R. Shore is one the premier talents in Alberta,” said Peter North of CKUA Radio. “His detailed and clever story sketches coupled with his superior vocals and outstanding arrangements combine for a listening experience that reminds one of the rooted motherlode that the Band’s Robbie Robertson and the Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter drew their inspiration from.”

A master of his craft, Shore is currently creating the follow-up to Talkin’ On A Bus. This summer tour will offer fans the rare opportunity to see J.R. Shore perform live, as well as hear new music and previously unrecorded gems.

“Every once in a while, an artist comes through Homestead Recorders that’s truly special,” said producer/engineer Barry Allen. “J.R.Shore is one of those artists. Jarred plays great piano, writes amazingly visual songs and sings with a devastatingly passionate vocal style.”

Tickets are $12 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books or Black Bear Books, or $15 at the doors, which open at 7:30 p.m. The show begins at 8:30. For more information, visit www.jrshore.com.