Bill Bourne

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Bill Bourne
Birth name William Sigurd Bourne
Born (1954-03-28) 28 March 1954 (age 61)
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, in Red Deer, Alberta) [1] is a Canadian musician and songwriter, who 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.

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.

He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.



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