Self-proclaimed late bloomer, Alex Houghton began a serious relationship with the guitar in her early twenties. With no previous musical background, she began to study in earnest with whomever she could. Private lessons with Paul Bourdeau (a renowned expert on the music of Lenny Breau), three years of musical studies at both Carleton and Ottawa Universities, lessons and residencies with Pierre Bensusan and workshops and master classes with any guitarist who piqued her musical curiousity - all helped to inspire her. But Alex’s deepest inspiration was and continues to be her compulsion to create her own music. That compulsion has culminated in four albums of original music for guitar over the past fifteen years, soundtracks for both movies and television, and as a co-writing member of the group, the Miss Bennets, a pop album released in 2008. Alex currently lives in Chelsea, Quebec with her partner Ross Murray, her young son Wynn and too many cats.