Bill Bourne

Folk music, Musical Artist

1954 –


Who is Bill Bourne?

Bill Bourne 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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Mar 28, 1954
Red Deer
Also known as
  • William Sigurd Bourne
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Edmonton

on July 23, 2013


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