European Americana Chart

State Theatre has now sat on the European Americana Chart for 2 consecutive months and has climbed from #24 to #7.

State Theatre receives 5 stars in Netherlands

For the second consecutive album,, has given a J.R. Shore album their top honours. John Gjaltema and his crew are collectively one of the most respected and influential voices in music reviews in Europe.Continue Reading

Reviews are comin’ in

Early reviews on State Theatre have been great. Check out the new edition of Penguin Eggs for a review by Mike Sadava, and this amazing review from the blog, This is perhaps the best review I’ve ever received with the reviewer having tremendous insight into the songs. This guy did his research. Check itContinue Reading

Best of 2012

The Up On Cripple Creek, Tribute to the Band was listed in the Calgary Herald as one of the most memorable shows of 2012, alongside Neil Young, Feist, Bob Dylan, and more. The show will be returning to the province this winter. See tour dates for details.Continue Reading

January 25th – 27th, 2013

J.R. will be back at it with the Front Porch Roots Revue, performing the Up On Cripple Creek, Tribute to The Band. After a run of dates in 2012, the ensemble has been reunited for another run through the province. Since the passing of Levon Helm, this music has come back to the forefront ofContinue Reading

January 15, 2013

State Theatre, J.R.’s 3rd album, will be released on CD and Vinyl. This is a long awaited double album, featuring 12 original songs and 8 hand picked covers. The album release will coincide with a string of tour dates in Alberta, celebrating the release from January 17-20, 2013. J.R. will be playing with the very personelContinue Reading

August 12-14, 2012

J.R. had the distinct honour of performing at this year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival. This was one of the highlights of J.R.’s career, performing at the storied festival. J.R. had the opportunity to share the stage with a number of internationally acclaimed artists, performing in 2 workshops and one concert stage. One of J.R.’s greatestContinue Reading

January 2012

January 2012 - J.R. Shore will begin recording his new album with the help of his amazing band of friends. A double disc is due out in 2013 featuring 11 original songs and 8 songs by some of J.R.’s biggest writing influences, including Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Jerry Garcia.Continue Reading

Summer 2012

Summer 2012 - J.R. will be performing at the 2012 Wild Oats and Notes Festival ( in Tofield, Alberta and the 2012 Edmonton Folk Music Festival ( Reading