A good song is a good song, regardless of the genre...


I'm Bill - the CW behind the moniker. That's CW as in C. William - not Country/Western, and no relation to the CW Network (I had the title long before that entity came to be!). If you were searching for either of those, sorry. No I'm not, not really. Take a minute to look around, anyways.

I write songs, play acoustic guitar, and sing (some). I've played in bands, and I've been a solo act. For the past several years I've had the pleasure of collaborating with some very talented musicians from all around the world via the internet. In fact, most of the songs here are the fruits of collaboration on the web. And most of those were produced at Echo Project Studio, with the aid of the talented members of LimberTwig. I owe a debt of gratitude to all of you - I couldn't have done it without you! I hope I've creditted all of your efforts properly.

More recently I've been introduced to midi, and that's openend up a whole new avenue of possibilities, both for my own works and for collaborations. And for the last couple of years I've been trying to learn to play the violin, which has to be one of the toughest challenges I've ever taken on! I'm still not very good at it - it'd probably help if I practiced more...

As any song-writer can tell you (or any artist of any kind, for that matter), there's bound to be a whole lot of "misses" in between the "hits". I've been at it for coming up on forty years, and had my share of both. On the Songs page you'll find a collection of those I consider to be my best. And yes, there are some CW (Country/Western, this time!) songs in the mix, too. Like I said at the top - a good song is a good song, regardless of the genre!

You'll also find a selection of the best songs by others that I've been privileged to play a part on.

Obligatory Legal Stuff...

The songs contained on this site are my original works, ©Bill Heinowski and/or CWSongs, or are in the public domain. Works by others are used by permission, with copyrights shown. You are free to download and copy these works for your own personnal use, and that use only, provided that the copyright notices and tags are left intact. Any other use or distribution is strictly prohibited by US copyright law, without the express permission of the copyright holder(s). If you believe a song contained on this site is otherwise copyrighted, contact me with written proof of such copyright, and that song will be removed.

End of sermon. Let's play some music!


March 4, 2011

-New Release-

From Errol Chugg
on the Songs/Other People's Music page

Feb. 12, 2011

Home again!

...and out of the subdomain netherworld...

Busily reloading the site to its new home, and updating while I'm at it. Far as I know, all of the links are working. Let me know if you find any broken links!

If you had the site bookmarked, re-direct your pointers to the new address - http://cwsongs.com

-New Release-

From Henry and Casia
Wounded Healer
on the Songs/Other People's Music page

Shameless Plug!

Many of the songs here are available on cd. Be sure to check them out!

Songs of the American Civil War
Worth the Wait
A Moment Unexpected