Ben Glover

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May 4, 2018

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WINNER - UK ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the UK Americana Awards 2019

The newfound sounds and shapes that comprise Shorebound mark a moment in Ben Glover's musical history - a moment that nods to the past decade of his artistry even while pivoting into the next era. "I'm a believer in cycles, and 2018 will mark ten years since I released my first album," Glover says, "so it feels very much that this album is a major turning point in a cycle. Shorebound is an acknowledgment of where I am and a celebration of the people who I've gotten here with."

Indeed, collaboration has long filled Glover's career including co-writing the Americana Music Association UK's 2017 International Song of the Year ("Blackbirds") with Gretchen Peters. Playing well with others is something Glover both excels at and enjoys. He joins forces with friends on both sides of the Atlantic for Shorebound, including Peters, Ricky Ross (frontman and songwriter from Scottish rockers Deacon Blue), Mary Gauthier, Kim Richey, Angel Snow, Robert Vincent, Amy Speace, Anthony Toner, and others.

Not only does Shorebound pull together Glover's favorite musical collaborators, it also culls his best life lessons. Where previous albums Atlantic and The Emigrant witnessed him searching for his place in the world, geographically and otherwise, Shorebound finds him more settled, within himself, his career, and his two hometowns of Glenarm, N.Ireland, and Nashville, Tennessee.

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"something quietly outstanding... songs that slide effortlessly from the performer into the listener's ears."

Country Music Magazine **** (4 stars)

"Outstanding collaborations and solo songs from fast-rising Northern Irish Americana exponent. 'Shorebound' is superbly crafted and establishes Glover in the next phase of his career."

Americana UK (9/10)

"The resulting recording is one that oozes confidence and skill. The production is assured, the playing excellent and the singing at points very beautiful. This is a worthy piece of work from a class act."

Folk Radio

"Shorebound is a remarkable collaboration in which Ben Glover's natural ability to draw out the individual qualities of each artist has resulted in an album that defines today's Americana."


"everyone from Gretchen Peters to Ricky Ross lined up to work with him on his new release. of the most magical listening experiences you will have all year"

Subba Cultcha

"one of the most perceptive songwriters across the borderless roots/Americana scene… there is plenty to wrap your ears around on a monumental record with much pleasure derived from meticulously exploring it."

Three Chords and the Truth

"Deep, Dark and Delightful Celtic Americana… Ben Glover really is a rare talent"

Rocking Magpie


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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCD147
Barcode 0805520031479
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. What You Love Will Break Your Heart (feat. Amy Speace) 03:23
2. A Wound That Seeks The Arrow (feat. Angel Snow) 03:05
3. Northern Stars (feat. Malojian and Matt McGinn) 03:52
4. Catbird Seat (feat. Mary Gauthier) 04:47
5. Dancing With The Beast (feat. Gretchen Peters) 05:56
6. Kindness 04:16
7. Ride The River (feat. Kim Richey) 03:34
8. Song For The Fighting (feat. Neilson Hubbard) 03:54
9. Shorebound 02:47
10. Wildfire (feat. Ricky Ross) 03:40
11. My Shipwrecked Friend (feat. Anthony Toner) 04:24
12. Keeper Of My Heart (feat. Robert Vincent) 03:42