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Original Music from Brian Dyer Stewart #25

Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,

The song this cycle is Alone, written last summer at Catie Curtis' songwriters' retreat.  Our prompt was to take one of several poems and put it to music.  I chose Maya Angelou's Alone and worked out the music.  The recording was a draft made that morning with guitar and vocal and a piano side.  The lyric seems so apt for this time when we need each other more than ever and yet are so isolated by the pandemic and our social divisions. 

Pammy and I were able to join a multiracial interfaith vigil last night to grieve and stand in solidarity with the Sikh community one week after the mass shooting in Indianapolis.  This after the verdict on George Floyd's murder, the killings in Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio, the mass shooting in Atlanta and on.  We literally cry out for solidarity and community.  I was so grateful for the opportunity and invitation to join the vigil, #StandWithSikhs. There is much to do.  We so need each other.

Here's a playlist of all the songs from the newsletters.

In these times of no live performances, I'm sending you a bi-weekly offering from original music I've been writing over many years, including a new round of songs that has sprung from the recent stay-at-home time. I've been so bold as to add your email to my newsletter list.  You can unsubscribe at any time (link at the bottom of the email).

Many songs are recorded solo, some are from different musical twinings from over the years - all are original tunes, with some occasional collaborations.

My best to each,


Listen to Alone