Release of the new song "Now!"
July 11, 2016 was a very special night in St. Louis. A group of over 20 local St. Louis musicians answered the call to action, to gather at Gaslight Studio to record a new song I wrote called "Now!" in support of Black Lives Matter.
After the multiple shootings of black men by police officers this year and last (and the last, and the last), I felt fiercely compelled to put out a call to action in the best way I know how, through music.
This song is incredibly powerful, because of its message, and because of the strength of the people who gathered together, with just 2 days notice to make a live recording happen.
Additionally, in the following month, multiple video volunteers, actors, venue owners, and people straight off the street came forward in support. I couldn't be happier about the outpouring of support here in St. Louis for this most pressing issue.
I'm SO pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 22, the new song "Now!" and its video will be released at Yaqui's on Cherokee Street (2728 Cherokee). We're throwing a big release party and rally starting at 7pm, with screenings of the video beginning at 8pm. I'll also be playing music in between screenings to keep everyone happy and entertained. :)
This is a FREE EVENT, so please, stop by and check it out! Big and very special thanks to all the musicians who made this recording possible, as well as Gaslight Studio and its staff, Yaqui's and the new B-Side for filming locations, Lenny Mink and Lotown for the video, Brad Sarno for mastering, Chris Green and David Ketcherside for acting in the video, the press for a bit of coverage, family, and friends for all the love and support that made this amazing project possible! Hope to see you on Thursday the 22nd!