Charlie Ewing has been playing cowboy songs since learning to play ukulele and guitar when he was 11 years old. The first song he can remember hearing his Dad play was Little Joe the Wrangler. Since then he spent years learning new styles and new songs from many genres but keeps coming back to Cowboy and folk ballads.
He started writing his own songs in the eighties and learning to perform them on stage at festivals, Gatherings and parties around the country. Some of his many influences include Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot, Doc Watson and Norman Blake and newer generation players like Tim Obrien and Tom Russell. Any song with a western or historical topic catches his ear and he strives to write songs about rural life , big country and western history.
He has recorded two CDs of his own material and can be heard performing them with a bluegrass style band, or with a single sideman or as a solo act accompanying himself on guitar, mandolin or claw hammer banjo. He lives on his ranch in the Porcupine Hills of south western Alberta. CDs can be purchased through his website at www.charlieewing.com.
CD – Cowboy Ways