Bill Bourne and The Free Radio Band

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                       GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present multiple Juno Award winner Bill Bourne with his Free Radio Band in concert.

With a career spanning more than thirty years, Bourne is one of Canada’s most revered roots and blues artists. This show is part of a cross-Canada tour releasing their album Bluesland.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Danny Goertz

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 advance / $20 at the door
Tickets available (September 14) at
Bach & Beyond, Buy The Book and Vintage Vinyl

Click here to see poster.

Bill 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 and a gifted and creative musician who 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.

The Free Radio Band is Bourne’s most recent collaboration. In addition to Bourne’s acoustic guitar and vocals, the band is comprised of: Pat Bourne (electric lead guitar), Pa Joe (electric smooth jazz guitar), Moses Gregg (bass), and Matt Blackie (drums). Their album Bluesland was recorded live off the floor over three days in 2010. It features an intense collection of rock, folk and country; soaked with an electric blues sound that gets deep into your pores

“Bourne flows with this almost indescribable soul, infused with a lonesome strain of blues. This man was put on earth to play music.”
- Jon Colcord - Crossroads Magazine

“(Bluesland) ... a strain of the blues so earthily transplanted that you have to wonder if it isn't a whole new form.”
- Mark Tucker - Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

Click here to listen to Bluesland.

Who's Knockin' clip:

Columbus Stockade Blues clip:

On The Sunny Side clip:

Web site:

Danny Goertz is a young, extremely talented, singer-songwriter from Regina. He is an amazing guitarist and has a very distinctive voice. He writes and performs his own songs as well as doing covers of other artists.

Click here to watch Danny's videos on You Tube.