Welcome to SongMaker.

I'm Gary Griffin, in Nova Scotia. Musically speaking, it is well known that the east coast of Canada is a happening place. There are many talented artists and pleasing songs in this geographically-small, artistically-big, maritime region.

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if you have a minute... let me know from where you are visiting. Enjoy!

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Like many in the business, I enjoy writing, arranging and performing songs.

Member of: Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC)

Here you can listen to original work and buy songs.

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Guitar lessons - unpack your talent!


In Mount Uniacke and neighbouring areas

Some of my guitar work in the song "Walk With You" by Jim Reid, Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. Used with permission. Copyright Jim Reid, 2017, all rights reserved.

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Live music for your special occasion. Legato Brio is a duo. Samantha St John and Gary Griffin deliver a professional blend of music... smoothly connected (legato) and energetic (brio). Legato Brio is recommended by 9 out of 10 song doctors for a variety of occasions.

Hear us

Folk: The Gypsy – Lightfoot (cover)

Modern Country: Burning House – Cam (cover)

Pop: Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan (cover)

Through the Ages: Over the Rainbow – Arlen & Harburg

Original: Bang Goes My Heart – G. Griffin

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Gary Griffin


The magic and addiction of the guitar have been part of my life since the age of 10, and now I pursue music full time.

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