Born in the Acadian community of Chéticamp, Cape Breton, Ronald is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who has released two CDs (Amène le vent and Le Long Retour) and is recognized by his peers as one of Atlantic Canada’s premier Acadian singer songwriters.
Over his 35 year career, Ronald has performed across Canada, France and Louisiana.
As a founding member of the Chéticamp Acadian band Le groupe LeLièvre in 1981, Ronald quickly took to songwriting and in 1982 won three important songwriting awards, The Aurèle Séquin Award for songwriters outside Québec, The Festival International de Grandby and Le Festival de la chanson de Caraquet.
Ronald has written with and performed with a varied list of performers including: Lennie Gallant, Johnnie Comeau and Kenneth Saulnier, Paul Hébert, Hert LeBlanc, Lina Boudreau, Les Muses, Suroit, George Belliveau, Gerry Boudreau, Monique Poirier, Les Muses, Gildor Roy, Frances Patrick Verbeck, Lousiana’s Roddy Romero and Waylon Thibodeau.
A special recognition was offered Ronald in June of 2008, when Québec label À l’Infini communications launched a compilation of Ronald Bourgeois songs performed by a who’s who of Canadian and Louisiana francophone artists. Among his accolades are numerous nominations for East Coast Music Awards as well as an ECMA for Francophone recording of the year in 2009, a Music Nova Scotia Francophone recording award in 2008 and a song featured on the 2008 Grammy nominated Recording of Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars’ “La Louisiane Sessions”. Over 60 Ronald Bourgeois songs have been recorded by artists in Canada, France and Louisiana.