Ernest Cecil Paul Dufour is an independent songwriter and producer.
His craft contains with him playing acoustic guitar accompanied by his shy voice.
Creations of folk styling with an original time after time Rock and Blues! Twist.
Ernie was raised on an island near Freddie’s Channel off Georgian Bay, Ontario Canada..
Attending one of the two small schools in the village of Honey Harbour
Ernie disliked going to school at Our Lady Of Mercy. Time to time Ernest would entertain his classmates
playing his guitar and singing his songs, these performances would take place,
in the early grades of 5 to 8. That he would he make up like Woody Guthrie or The Beatles,
or what his older brothers would be playing around the household at that time. Ernie comes a family of five siblings,
he is the baby of the family, and was destine to be taking a path all all his own with his music.
Attending high school at Midland Secondary School Ernie did the opposite of his early school day’s he did not let his follow classmate friends
know he played guitar or made songs. For years keeping it quiet and only himself claiming there were only a dozen or so of friends that knew
that Ernie crafted his songs and playing technique’s on his acoustic guitar.
When Ernie was 17 he was introduced to Comrie Smith from 3`s A Crowd. Comrie took Ernie under his wing helping Ernie anyway he could.
Comrie would introduce him to contacts and friends like Kenny Greer from Tom Cochrane & Red Rider and Neil Young and Brother Bob Young
meeting many more! Having pointers from such great songwriters and producers,
Ernie soon became interested in songwriting with an even more interest in the recording world.
At the age of twenty-four for Ernie of that time playing folk songs and recording them instantly not even giving chance to grab a pen.
His influences varied from The Beatles to Hank Williams & Nirvana.
He later then moved to Midland, Ernie became a parent of son Steven Morgan Dufour. (1997)
At age of twenty-seven Ernie went into a small Mr. Digital recording studio costing three hundred bucks and 5 hours later Ernie went home with his
First ever-professional 6-track demo. (1998)
N.O.T.A 99, The Right Track Award. "This Old Man" Ernie Dufour Rock 95 (1999)
That leading him right into Power Plant recording studio where he recorded two tracks with his childhood friend.
When the demo was locally released it landed Ernie right on the “The Bonnie Sadler Show” with a Public Interview and Live Performance on, 1
06.5 Fm (1999) for an up and coming artist.
TO Be Con`t….
SOCAN member also ASCAP
Member of Songwriters Association of Canada.
Album review Spike magazine 2000