- Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 8pm
- Bill Bourne
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Bourne is a veteran of the Canadian music scene. Since pursuing a professional career in1975, he as released 9 solo albums (and played on 15 others) and has won three Juno Awards. He has toured internationally including extensive work with Eivor Palsdottir from the Faroe Islands. As well, his collaborations have included work with Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Hans Stamer and Andreas Schuld, and Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim.
“A lot of my music is based on traditional music. It’s bluegrass, mountain music in some ways. My parents played dance when I was a kid. They played in dance halls. That was a big huge influence on my music. I am still learning lots of stuff all the time. I am now even diving into flamingo guitar and I play a bit of banjo. I’ve been using stomp box for about 20 years. I play with my foot. It’s kind of like a one-man band.”