Bill Bourne

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Bill Bourne
Birth name William Sigurd Bourne
Born (1954-03-28) 28 March 1954 (age 62)
Origin Canada
Genres folk, rock
Years active 1975–present
Labels Linus Entertainment
Associated acts Tri-Continental
Notable instruments
vocals, guitar

Bill Bourne (born William Sigurd Bourne; March 28, 1954)[1] is a Canadian musician and songwriter. Bourne frequently collaborates with a variety of artists, including Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim, Aysha Wills, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Wyckham Porteous and Jasmine 'Jas' Ohlhauser.

Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and raised in a musical family in rural Alberta, Bourne's musical education began at two years of age when he would sleep behind the piano at country dances where his parents' band would perform. A multiple Canadian Juno Award nominee and winner, Bourne's music is diverse and is rich with many traditional music elements from around the world.[citation needed] He plays guitar and sings with a deep and soulful sound; his songs convey stories that are poetic and life-affirming.[according to whom?] The dance rhythms of his early childhood permeate his musical melange.

He resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.



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