Donny Stew's city song "Mother Of Exile for New York City, was written for the 4TH of July reopening of the Statue of Liberty after the Super Storm Sandy debacle.
The song, a catchy anthem is dedicated to the historic American tradition of welcoming immigrants to our shores with open arms.
The song includes lyrics from the legendary Emma Lazarus poem:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"
The poem is on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
The music video features the Donny Stew Band along with an original animated Statue of Liberty singing and dancing to the song with a backdrop of 4th of July celebrations in the NY harbor.
By a twist of fate, Stew's NYC rehearsal studio below the West Beth Theatre in Greenwich Village was also flooded out during the Super Storm Sandy. "We lost everything. It took us till now to recover."
Donny Stew’s City Songs & Videos released to date:
2013 "Indy Indy Indeed," released for this years 2013 Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day Race.
2010 anthem for Dallas called "Texas Big" for the Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones hosting the superbowl.
2011 "59 Miles to Jacksonville," a song that appeared in Drew Barrymore's Hollywood Roller Derby movie "Whip It."
2012 Halloween release, "La Llorona - Ghost of Santa Fe" for a Latin American female ghost features original animated 3D ghost characters.
2013 "St. Louis Brew"
2013 "Denver Christine"
"Seeing my "59 Miles to Jacksonville," song and name up in lights in Drew Barrymore's Roller Derby movie "Whip It," was the genesis for the “Donny Stew City Songs project," said Donny. "It seemed to me that only the big city's like N.Y., L.A. and Chicago get the great city songs.”
“My city songs unveil many unknown city legends, people, places, and events, both good and bad. I decided to have a special release for each city with a song and video in the appropriate genre. I’ve toured the cities I write about and personally shot city footage with my Camera.”
"As my city song project progressed, the length of the songs and videos varied. Some songs and videos were the standard three minutes or so, while other cities got multiple songs and some regional cities have been joined together to form city rock operas.”
In the meantime, Stew’s been busy shooting mixing and editing the videos of the latest cities sessions & rehearsals. “Once they're ready I will let them out with the red carpet treatment, with 110% personal touch for each one.”
Next is a Multi City, twenty song "Pirate Rock Opera" extravaganza with songs for Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Miami, Key West, Saint Marteen, Nassau, Cancun, Seville and more.
The Donny Stew City song collection is available at all the major digital outlets including itunes & Amazon.
DONNY STEW BIO:
Donny Stew is a recognized music composer / content provider for TV and film clients including: NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, Comedy Central to name a few, as well as productions in 20 nations worldwide.
As a songwriter and musician, he has written and recorded with members of rock bands including Springsteen's E Street band, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, The English Rock Band - Nektar, toured with the Lester Lanin Big Band.
As a band leader with his own original Rock & Pop songs he was the opening band act up for Rick Derringer, the late Ritchie Havens, Return To Forever, Chick Corea and The Turtles.
His music productions (licensed by Sonoton APM Sony & Universal EMI / Zomba) were used in Drew Barrymore's Roller Derby movie "Whip It," with Ellen Page. Reese Witherspoon's Disney movie "A Far Off Place," Jim Carey's "In Living Color" spoof of "The Bodyguard," Budweiser's "Take it Outside" ad campaign with the Hanson Brothers from the "Slapshot" hockey movie, "Theme song for Nickelodeons "Nick News," Comedy Central's "Tosh-O" & "Strangers with Candy," HBO's "Dream On," ABC's "Monday Night Football," "Good Morning America, and NCAA College Football," to name a few.
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