What Others have Said About George Hewison


“…my most sincere love to my Brother George, a person who is a very important part of our music and our history. This troupadour has the responsibility of keeping our working culture alive….In memory of Victor, VENCEREMOS” ….Pancho Puelles, Winnipeg

“…songs stitched together in a rich tapestry depicting working class life and struggles in Canada…one is impressed by the wide variety of songs both lyrically and musically…the musicianship is expert and lyrics powerful…” Guy Smith, Edmonton

“Labour singer-songwriter, George Hewison, along with Kevin Cassibo on bass guitar, wowed a capacity crowd at Ottawa’s Cube Gallery,…” Robert Hatfield, CEP national web-site.

“…sincere appreciation for the fine entertainment you supplied the gathering on Friday evening….The songs were appreciated not only by the people who gathered on the Service Lot, but also by the many who listened to proceedings on the air. We have had particluar mention of your lovely Skeena River song….” Iona V. Campagnola, CHTK Radio and future Lieutenant-Governor July 19, 1971.

“Canadian labour singing legend…” War Resisters campaign poster

“…great inspiration to all for his musical contribution, for the love of labour and for his continuing fight for what is right…” Peterborough and District Labour Council 2007 Pioneer Achievement Award

“‘After seeing George’s talents in I’LL REMEMBER YOU LOVE, says (playwright John) Kelly, ‘I wrote a part especially for him in this play’” Prince Rupert Daily News, January 22, 1969-”NEW JOHN KELLY 3-ACT PLAY”.

“George Hewison’s music tells the story of ordinary Canadians and their struggles to obtain justice and basic human rights. His music is educational, his music is inspirational and great fun to sing along to.” Linda McDowell, Muskokas

“Hi George. Thank you so much for making the (IWD) breakfast the best one ever! The women love your music and they hope you come back next year and so do I. Your new song (SALEM) made my friend cry, she would love to get a tape of it. Let me know when it is for sale.” Kathie Fowlie, Eastern Women’s Network

“In commenting on the BALLAD OF WILLY WALL, original music by George Hewison and sung by Hewison and Anne Willis, Mrs. English (adjudicator) said ‘this music is so beautiful, I don’t know why it isn’t on the hit parade’ ” Prince Rupert Daily News “ONE ACT FESTIVAL ENTERTAINING” April 7, 1970

I want to tell you how much I enjoyed hearing you-NO LISTENING TO YOU-at Mariposa this past weekend. I was able to catch you a few times. The time that just blew me away was the workshop ‘If I Had a Hammer’….From your heart I heard and loved ‘Ethel Jones’ and ‘Genocide’. Thank you.” Michele Davis, Orillia, Ontario.

Your show was absolutely wonderful and I so look forward to seeing you perform again. If only all stories could be told in such a magical, emotional and entertaining way as you tell them. Have a wonderful tour across our beautiful country. You have a beautiful gift and thank you again for sharing it with us.” Karen Cerniuk, Kamloops

“George Hewison playing the part of young Eli, carried the show with his fine voice and performance” Campbell River Courier-March 11, 1964