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 up,school 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 only,could he play music,he had heard his family member play around the house, but he also had a talent for composing his own songs. Lyrics,which came to Ernie as soon as he touched his guitar,soon 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 it"curse"