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.