Symphony Nova Scotia

Midweek Update

I’m in the middle of a very busy week, so I’m not going to get to write a songwriting post until next Monday. This week I’ve been conducting Symphony Nova Scotia as they do some school concerts in various schools in Halifax. I always love doing these concerts, because for many of the students we […]

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year (Stay Strong and Think Positive!)

To all my friends, family, and readers of this blog, I wish you a very happy and successful 2022! I may be an incurable optimist, but I believe better days are just around the corner for us. It’s been a difficult year – very hard for musicians to perform without jumping through hoops. And no […]

Merry Christmas - Gary Ewer

Merry Christmas To Everyone!

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year! Ideally we all want to see extended family and friends like we used to, but if that’s not possible for you this year, I hope at least that you can spend time with and appreciate those […]

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year – Stay Strong!

I’m guessing that you’re good and ready to bid 2020 a heartfelt goodbye, and that you’re looking forward to 2021 with more than just a little hope. I could be accused of being an eternal optimist, but I really am expecting a much better new year, and I hope things are lining up to be […]

Songwriter

Five Tips For Songwriting During Tough Times

One of the most potent strengths of being human is the ability to be creative. There’s a wonderful sense of empowerment that comes from assembling something beautiful out of what seemed to be disorder. Songwriters know this; I’ve heard many describe their songwriting as a kind of therapy for the soul. Finishing a song feels […]

Worried

Taking Care and Helping Others

You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re living in scary times right now. The media, both official and social, have a way of making it almost impossible to not obsess over it all. You literally cannot turn on the radio or watch network TV and not be watching something about COVID-19. That kind of saturation makes […]