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Farmer, Philanthropist & Musician

by Bill Bourne

Critics have called him "a national treasure", "an iconoclast" and "a master folk musician".
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pitsberg
2:48 $0.99
2. The Horseman
5:20 $0.99
3. Bluebird
4:13 $0.99
4. The Road to Tokyo
3:47 $0.99
5. Stain Delta
2:37 $0.99
6. Stick 'em up Baby
2:24 $0.99
7. Oblioh
4:01 $0.99
8. Ole Buffalo
5:33 $0.99
9. Uncle John's Gospel
6:30 $0.99
10. Your Amour Sitar
5:31 $0.99
11. Trust in Love
3:49 $0.99
12. Give it to me
4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
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Since 1990, Bill Bourne has been nominated for 8 Juno Awards and has won 3 Juno's.

Farmer, Philanthropist & Musician is a compilation of songs from numerous albums released up until 1997.


"A fabulous overview of achievements that have put him in the top ranks of this country's folk and roots artists."
- Peter North, Edmonton Journal

"Destined for a lot of repeated listening...Bourne's trademark bluesy, soulful wailing vocals shine
throughout this fine collection of songs."
- Rogue Folk Review

"The art of Bourne's music lies in his ability to convey spiritual values through intelligent and thoughtful lyrics buoyed by contagious rhythms and infectious melodies...Farmer, Philanthropist & Musician is a fine introduction to this gifted Canadian original."
- Robert Reid, Kitchener Waterloo Record

"Absolutely fabulous!"
- Juergen Kramer, Radio ZuSa, Germany

"Bourne is always witty, engaging and very musical. Great stuff."
- Mike Regenstreif, Sing Out!

"Fabulous stuff!"
- Jon Colcord, WNEC, New Hampshire

"With a simplicity and skill that comes from years in the game, you find in Farmer, Philanthropist & Musician everything that is great about Canadian folk music - simple truths delivered with skill and emotional commitment."
- Brent Mason, New Brunswick Telegraph

"I just kept replaying it!"
- Frank Gosar, KLCC Oregon


"I always thought Bill Bourne should have starred with Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood in 'The Unforgiven.' He's a goddamn movie star, I'd say, with that black top hat and card shark face.

More importantly, he is a 'shining light' in the 'North American' Folk Roots scene. He sings, plays guitar and writes with deep soul, and on the current musical landscape these talents constitute a revolutionary act of ART.

Listen to Bill Bourne; get Religion, brother and sister. This is the real thing".

Tom Russell
El Paso, Texas



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Ken Rose

A great big melting pot of music
A great big melting pot of musical styles, you'll hear a little of everything, cajun, celtic, blues, folk. In bill's voice you will hear shades of Dylan and John Hiatt and of course his unique self!
I thoroughly enjoyed this cd and would highly recommend it.