Bill Bourne

with opener Madison Nicol


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present multiple Juno Award nominee and winner Bill Bourne in concert.

With a career spanning more than thirty years, Bourne is one of Canada's most revered roots and blues artists.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Madison Nicol

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door
Tickets available at: Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

Click here to see poster.

Bill Bourne was born on March 28, 1954 in Red Deer, Alberta into a musical family. He was raised on a farm near Penhold, Alberta and grew up listening to his parents play old-time country music. His musical education began at two years of age when he would sleep behind the piano at country dances where his parents' band would perform. As a teenager he encountered folk music through watching Oscar Brand's television show Let's Sing Out!. His other early influences included Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Mississippi John Hurt.

Bourne began his professional music career in 1975 and released his first album in 1982. Over the years he has toured and recorded solo, but is, perhaps, best known for his collaborations with other musicians including: Scotland's Tannahill Weavers, Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson (The McDades), Hans Stamer and Andreas Schuld, Tri-Continental (Madagascar Slim and Lester Quitzau), Eivor Palsdottir, and Bop Ensemble (Wyckam Porteous and Jas Ohlhauser). Bourne is an activist for social justice as well as being a gifted and creative musician. He has been an important part of the roots and blues music scene over the span of his career. His ravaged poetry, powerful rhythms and soulful melodies are steeped in world beat, folk, funk, blues and more. A multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, Bourne has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances.

"Bourne flows with the most indescribable soul, infused with a lonesome strain of blues. This man was put on earth to play music."
Jon Colord - Crossroads Magazine

Videos here.

Web site here.


Madison Nicol is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Regina. He started playing piano as a young child and took up the guitar when he was thirteen. He moved to Los Angeles to study music when he was eighteen. Accepted to The Berklee College of Music (Boston), on a scholarship, he majored in songwriting, where he learned the nuances of composition and lyric writing.