Ernest Cecil Paul Dufour aka Ernie Dufour is the youngest of children born to Alma and Angus Dufour who raised their children on a small island near Charlies Channel off of Georgian Bay Ontario Canada.
Being raised on a island and within a family where music was an important part of their lives Ernie at a very young age familiarized himself with what later became his most valued possession the guitar.
As Ernie grew upschool became a struggle for him. He never really felt he was fitting in so to speak so for the first time he turned to his music and let it speak for him. By doing this playing his guitar and entertaining his peers Ernie discovered not onlycould he play musiche had heard his family member play around the house but he also had a talent for composing his own songs. Lyricswhich came to Ernie as soon as he touched his guitarsoon had a melody to go along with them and songs became a reality for Ernie.
As Ernie continued his journey in life music became more and more significant. Words he could not express became songs which would take shape as he picked up his guitar. Many of the songs which Ernie has recorded have not been written down until after he sang them for the first time. These songs are pure- from the heart. Ernie at times have struggled with this talent or as he has described itcurse