An irreverent homage to the “original black-punk-novelist” James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Song is a spirited “rock and roll song-cycle” from the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange, Stew and his longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald.
Fronting his genre-bending band, The Negro Problem, Stew narrates a highly personal and provocative account of Baldwin’s lasting influence with wild humor and an irresistible mix of psychedelic soul, art-damaged-pop and twisted jazz.
Stew and The Negro Problem are Stew, Heidi Rodewald, Dana Lyn, Art Terry and Marty Beller
Lighting Design by KJ Hardy
Video Concepts by Stew
Video Design by Joan Grossman