J.R. Shore | An Impeccable Shine

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An Impeccable Shine

by J.R. Shore

Americana from the heart of Canada. Beautiful songwriting and delivery that evokes the spirit of North American Roots music, from folk to country to blues.
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1. Grandest View
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2. Pretty Penny
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3. An Impeccable Shine
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4. Ghetto Bird
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5. The Alberta Rag
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6. The Ballad of Jesus Rodriguez
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7. Knockin on My Door
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8. Run to Reno
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9. If You Wanna Change Me
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10. Southward
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11. The Undertaker's Horse
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12. Cuckoo Song
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13. Goodbye to the Conquerors
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Album Notes
As J.R. Shore’s song Whiskey, Women and Railroads states, “my blood is just that railroad kind.” And while Shore may be a railroad man at heart, it’s a songwriter’s blood that fills his veins. A mainstay of the Alberta roots scene for over 10 years, Shore has played in notable bands Hiway 2, Panama Red and Sgt. Sing along and the Military. A two year stint in Music City, U.S.A. gave J.R. the opportunity to see first-hand, what it takes to write and play with some of the best in the business.

After honing his skills in the legendary clubs and listening rooms in Nashville, Shore
returned to Calgary in 2007 to tremendous songwriting success. The singer-songwriter was awarded both the best song by a newcomer and the best song about Alberta in the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Songwriting Competition. Another trip to the finals of the competition in 2008, and subsequent award, has firmly solidified his place among this province’s best songsmiths.

Although influences John Prine, Tom Waits and Lyle Lovett are close to the surface, it doesn’t take long to uncover Shore’s own unique musical stylings. Backed by a veritable supergroup of Alberta’s finest, The Jury consists of vocalist Jan McKittrick, bassist/fiddler Mike Barer and guitar player Greg Lamarche. Armed with a commanding stage presence, compelling instrumentation, and layered lyrics, The Jury is poised to storm Alberta and chisel its mark on the province’s ever evolving musical identity.


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Matt Parsons

JR rocks this house!
I may not know much about music, but I know GOOD music when I hear it! This album is as diverse as its artist. Shore's music took me on a roller-coaster ride from the smoke-filled bars of Nashville to a sweaty night in New Orleans to my youth in West Virginia. This is the essence of roots music...it fills you with nostalgia while at the same time peaking around the corner at what will come next from this future Americana icon.

Jeff Kirby

I really like the tracks Southward and Knockin at my Door. Thanks, Jared!

Paul Malin

J.R. Shore is one of Canada's finest songwriters
I should know, I have probably played and heard more Jared Shore songs than anyone of another name. Although, that might not be right, because as his musician friends find his songs, they tend to keep playing them... So I find myself in my office listening to this new album, and I am re-amazed. The Undertaker's Horse is gorgeous, The fiddle solo on Knockin is glorious, the last line of the whole album is perfect... I guess the best thing about An Impeccable Shine for me though is that the newest songs are the best songs. J.R. Shore is one of Canada's finest songwriters, and he's getting better!