Ernie Dufour
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Ernie Dufour

Honey Harbour, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1976 | SELF

Honey Harbour, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 1976
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




"Barrie Out of the Cold"

"Ernie Dufour sings a song during the Barrie Out of the Cold volunteer appreciation night at Bethel Community Church,last night."Ian Mcinroy - Barrie Examiner - Ian Mcinroy

"Diskery Hard Rock Music Archives"

Ernest Cecil Paul Dufour, at age 18 started his musical career when he entered and won second place at the Port Steven Tavern. It was in 1998 when he won a first place medal at the local YMCA Festival for folk song accomplishment, and a N.O.T.A. Right Track Recognition Award in October 1999. His first recording was his 1998 six-song demo tape. Last reported, he was working on his debut country and folk album. - The Diskery


Hollow Moon, Timeology, Before The Dawn, First Recordings, Pursuit of the Hard Life, Light, Frequency Cone. Singles - Eden, Empty Eyes, Walkaway.



Ernie Dufour is a solo independent singer songwriter, from, Waubaushene, Ontario, Canada.   He was inspired as a young child (at the age of 5!) by The Beatles.  In Grade One, Ernie and his classmates were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Ernie replied:  “I want to play guitar and sing like my older brothers!”

Ernie’s dream in life is to create original songs, like The Beatles.  For Ernie, music has been a lifetime passion, adventure, and challenge.  Ernie’s other, main musical inspirations are Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan.  Most importantly, he is inspired everyday by his two beautiful boys. 

Ernie’s main musical sounds are rock, folk rock and blues.  He also loves to play country music as well.  Ernie plays all of the tracks on his original music including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, lead vocals and back up vocals.  Rolf Fiesel is Ernie’s session drummer.  Ernie records and produces all of his music at home in his recording studio.  

Everyday is a struggle of survival.  To Ernie, music is life.  He recalls many times when music saved his life in the past.  It continues to do so today.  

In May 2022, Ernie released his album “Hollow Moon”, a collection of nine songs.  This current album and all of Ernie’s vast, original music collection is available on CD Baby, Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube, Deezer, and most other online platforms.

Ernie Dufour Sings with Every Breath He Takes Time is a constant, but it is far from a guarantee. No one knows how much they have, but that shouldn't let that scare them from living every day like there are thousands more on the way. That's how Ernie Dufour sees it as his health isn't too great, but with every breath that escapes his lips, he's making music because it makes him happy, and why shouldn't one do what creates a smile on their face? Aside from a sound into a microphone that any kid would find hilarious, Ernie got his real start in music at the tender age of six. Hearing The Beatles was all it took to inspire the kindergartner to pick up a guitar. Living in a cabin on an island near Ontario, he was a child who lived in modern day isolation. Most days it was the music and his brothers that kept him company, and both have proven to be a worthy companions all these years later. Almost two decades ago he tried his hand at a local radio contest and won a few hours studio time thanks to Rock 95FM. That helped him earn the chance the following year in 2000 to perform live on K106.5FM on The Bonnie Sadler Show. She even interviewed him about his music and life as part of the segment. The years that followed were from far isolated as he performed with Comrie Smith, Kenny Greer, Greg English, Brian Gagnon, Troy Feener, and opened for Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels. Come 2007 he was recording an album with his two brothers. Taking a page out of The Beatles book, he really focused on the craftsmanship of the songs he wrote. The future for Ernie Dufour isn't about his health, it's about his music because life should never be centered around the negative aspects of one's existence. After having spent a lot of last year playing often at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, he wants to spend the 2017 writing and recording more music - which is one of his favorite things next to fish and chips. 

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