Stew Francke / UDetroit
Detroit has always been known for turning out talented singer/songwriters of a wide range of musical genres.
At 53, Stewart Francke and his band have to be one of the Motor City’s best-kept secret. As Brian Pastoria, owner of U Detroit Café puts it, “Stew is to Detroit what Springsteen is to Freehold, NJ.”
Stew’s ability to light up a room no matter what size is sheer magic. As it relates to the film The Embrace of Aging, Stew exemplifies a youthful spirit, showing he has no interest in slowing down.
With a recent album just released titled Heartless World, and a Grammy nomination hanging out there for “Best Rock/Pop” album in the Detroit music awards, Stew is a humble, soft spoken guy’s guy whose lyrics in his music has been described as soulful/blues/rock – always introspective and reviewing of life itself.
Two of Stew’s songs, Expecting Heroes and Summer Soldier from his new album are featured in the documentary I produced called One Soldier’s Story, www.v-prod.com and click on One Soldier’s Story.
Stew will be a great addition to our The Embrace of Aging film about men. If you ever get a chance to go see Stew in a live performance, I highly recommend it.
His band is made up of a horn section, ladies’ vocals, keyboard player, bass, and lead guitarist. This, along with Stew’s singing, will make for a night you will not soon forget.Check out Stew’s website www.stewartfrancke.com