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Raised in a musical family in rural Alberta, Bill's musical education began at 2 years of age when he would sleep behind the piano at country dances where his parent's band would perform. A multiple Canadian Juno Award nominee and winner, Bill's music is diverse and is rich with many traditional music elements from around the world. He plays guitar and sings with a deep and soulful sound; his songs convey stories that are poetic and life-affirming. The dance rhythms of his early childhood permeate his musical melange.