Bill Bourne on For the RecordFor the Record is a documentary film series produced by Edmonton filmmaker Ben Babchishin to document the creative process in singer/songwriters as they record new work. The series follows artists as they create organic world music, including folk, blues, reggae or any other genre of indigenous sound. The show is a hybrid, mixing elements of both documentary and reality tv and it’s being produced independently and primarily promoted and marketed online. Bill Bourne is the first singer/songwriter featured in the series. Below is a 5 minute trailer produced, written and directed by Ben Baby for Hired Gun Films, a cut from one of the tracks of his soon to be released album “free radio dance Band.”


Bill Bourne – For the Record Trailer – Deep Dark Woods from Ben Babchishin on Vimeo.

The new CD from multi Juno Award winner Bill Bourne was recorded ‘live off the floor’ in 3 days, April 4 to 6, 2010 by Kevin Hoskin at Beta Sound Recorders in Edmonton, Canada for Rawlco Radio.

The recording is a departure for multi Juno award winner Bill Bourne, delving into a more intense electric blues sound than any previous recording.  The project also marks the first recording session where Bill collaborates with his son, Pat, and the original album artwork was painted by Bill’s daughter Emily.

Download the album on mp3 for $6, or order a CD for $17.00, both from

Purchase the DVD of the “For the Record – Featuring Bill Bourne” produced by Ben Babchishin for $19.99 at

Check out Bill Bourne’s “free radio dance Band” Album Release Parties:

March 18 & 19 – Edmonton | Rusty Reed’s House of Blues
March 24 – Calgary | Ironwood Grill
March 25 – Red Deer | The Vat

According to Bryan Birtles, music reviewer for Vue Weekly, “free dance radio Band” is a foray into the electric blues, its licks slipping hot out of the speakers with an impressive urgency.”

Although Babchishin has been working in film and television for 27 years, and has won four Alberta Film and Television Awards, this is his first time creating a documentary film series and  marketing and distributing it exclusively online. Babchishin sees in “the internet an unprecedented chance to spark a conversation with, potentially, thousands of viewers.” The feature length DVD was produced as a cooperative with all participants sharing the proceeds equally.

If you want to support a host of Alberta talent go Tix on the Square or to to purchase the DVD or to order the mp3 or the CD.