Shore and Cockram

Shore and Cockram

Susan Shore and Michael Cockram are versatile multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and singers. Shore and Cockram have an appetite for striking and unusual songs, with an eclectic repertoire that ranges from high lonesome traditional ballads to swing to contemporary folk songs.

Guitarist and mandolin player Susan Shore toured widely throughout the U.S. and Canada in the 1980's with Bell and Shore. She established a solo career in 1990 and relocated to Fayetteville in 1999. Her two albums with Bell and Shore met with critical acclaim, including a 3 ½ star review in Rolling Stone; her two solo albums (“Old 218” and “Book of Days”) were also enthusiastically received, "Book of Days" cited as one of the best folk/bluegrass albums of the year by Option Magazine.

Michael Cockram is an Arkansas native who became a banjo player in his teens; a quick study and a virtuoso player, he promptly added fiddle, guitar and mandolin to his stable of instruments. An award-winning songwriter, Michael won first place in both the Willamette Valley Folk Festival new song contest and the 2011 Ozark Folk Festival songwriting contest.

Shore and Cockram are comfortable appearing in venues ranging from music festival main stages to intimate coffeehouses. A typical performance can include Woody Guthrie’s great Dust Bowl songs, original arrangements of contemporary and traditional folksongs, and swing tunes inspired by Susan’s big band-musician father.

Region: Northwest
Discipline: Music: Folk/Bluegrass/Acoustic
Fees: $850
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: Riser; 8-channel mixing board or PA, speakers, speaker tripods; 4 mic stands with booms or goosenecks; artist can supply PA if not available.


Susan Shore
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 283-0132 | (479) 799-2404
[email protected]

Shore and Cockram