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Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye

(From Reno With Love)


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Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love)Inspired by a friendly challenge from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and several Reno arts and culture partners are proud to present “Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love),” a new song and video inspired by Mayor Fischer’s “Lift Up Lou” movement, launched in early March to keep residents’ spirits up during the fight against COVID-19 and maintain a sense of connectedness, even at a time of necessary social distancing.

Through her role as Chair of The United States Conference of Mayors’ Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports (TAPES) Standing Committee, Mayor Schieve enthusiastically accepted Mayor Fischer’s challenge to uplift The Biggest Little City through the arts.

“This amazing song and video show that, even though our lives have changed dramatically since March, our arts and culture scene is still very much alive in Reno,” Schieve said. “The arts have strengthened Reno’s economy, driven tourism, sparked creativity and innovation, and have promoted local business. I am so very proud to once again raise the profile of Reno's incredible local arts and culture scene. I want to thank all the talented musicians and artists who found a way to collaborate from a distance and bring our city even closer together. We truly are #BigArtsLittleCity!”

The new Reno song represents a collaborative effort by the City of Reno, Artown, Reno Philharmonic (Reno Phil), Eric Henry Andersen and Bryon Evans Films:

  • Written By: Eric Henry Andersen, Tyler Stafford, Dave Berry, Kate Cotter, Khalilah Smith Cage, Shaughn Richardson, Tristan Selzler, Jeff Depaoli and Zachary Teran
  • Audio Produced By: Eric Henry Andersen and Tom Gordon
  • Video Directed, Filmed and Edited By: Bryon Evans
  • Featuring: Khalilah Smith Cage, Cliff Porter, Kyle Rea, Tim Snider, Reno Jazz Syndicate and nearly 50 other musicians and artists from the Reno area.
  • Mixed and Mastered By: Tom Gordon for Inspired Amateur Productions and Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks
  • Recorded By: Tom Gordon, Eric Henry Andersen and Tyler Stafford, at Imirage Sound Lab, Moon Room, Angel’s Share Studio and remotely around Reno

The many collaborators overwhelmingly agree that the production of the song and video came together quite naturally and synergistically, which is rare for a project with so many moving parts and of such magnitude.

All proceeds from the song will benefit Artown’s “ From Reno with Love Artist Fund,” created to assist performing artists adversely affected economically by COVID-19.

“Artown is built on collaboration and inspiring community through the arts,” said Beth Macmillan, Artown Executive Director. “This project aligns perfectly with Artown’s goals and mission. By supporting 53 artists, Artown is able to help some of the most economically vulnerable members of our community, while assisting in the creation of an incredibly inspiring piece of collaborative music and uplifting video. We hope everyone enjoys it.”

“The Reno Phil was excited and honored to be asked to participate as a partner in this project,” said Tim Young, President and CEO of the Reno Phil. “We are proud to be a part of the creative culture in Reno, and the idea of creating a work of art that showcased our community of artists was thrilling. Eric and the entire team have exceeded every expectation in writing, performing and producing ‘Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye.’ I cannot wait to share it with the world!”

“We wanted to address the legitimate frustrations that are on all our minds right now, while simultaneously encouraging a message of strength, love and unity,” Andersen said. “Working with such an eclectic, talented and enthusiastic cast of artists provided more than enough inspiration to deliver on that mission. Producing this song has truly been the honor and opportunity of a lifetime.”

“‘Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love)’ is a message of hope for the community and city that I am proud to call home,” Evans said. “The project came at a time when I personally wanted to contribute something positive to the world in the face of so many struggles.”

For more information, or to contribute to the From Reno with Love Artist Fund, visit artown.org.

In addition to Reno, several other cities around the country are also participating in Louisville’s city song challenge and project, including (but not limited to): Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago , Detroit, Louisville, Nashville and Oklahoma City.

In connection with the song's release on August 18th, 2020, Artown is asking for generous donations to the "From Reno With Love Artist Fund."  100% of funds donated will go to performing artists adversely affected economically by COVID-19. Funding will be allocated in $500 grants per artist.  This fund is for individual performing artists who work in the Reno area. Please consider donating here.

If you are a performing artist that would like to apply for this funding, you may fill out this short application here.
Applications will be reviewed regularly and funds will be made available as they are received.


Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye

(From Reno with Love)

Andersen, Stafford, Berry, Richardson, Cotter, Cage


Could it be that word is falling apart in front of our eyes?
Is there anywhere left we can turn for the truth?
When all any of us want is to be loved, to be seen and understood
To be part of the solution, a new evolution

Stand strong now together, we’re gonna survive
This is our moment, let’s get it right
It’s a long road out ahead of us, if we’re gonna bridge this divide
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye

Could it be that the world is just trying to course correct?
As if fighting our way out of the cocoon
It’s a call to action, to love, to change our ways for good
To embrace our birth pains, a new evolution

Stand strong now together, we’re gonna survive
This is our moment, let’s get it right
It’s a long road out ahead of us, but we’ve gotta bridge this divide
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye

Beat to beat, eye to eye, no time to lie, when in the streets I can die
Get it right, time to fight, understand the whys
See through my eyes and check the perspective
My point of view is not just an elective
An open mind gives sight to the blind, and hidden truths are what you’re likely to find
Need empathy to be kind and grow, be in the know before we sow
And we’ll reap the fruits of our labor, but the process is slow

Stand strong now together, we’re gonna survive
This is our moment, let’s get it right
It’s a long road out ahead of us, but we’re gonna bridge this divide
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye

Brothers and sisters, rise above
One voice, one people, we are love
It’s a long road out ahead of us, but we’re gonna bridge this divide
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye
(cause’ love won’t let us down)
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye
(let the city hear this sound)
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye

We are love
We are love
Your heart and my heart beating as one
Open your heart
Heartbeat to heartbeat, eye to eye


Credits

Written By: Eric Henry Andersen (erichenryandersenmusic.com), Tyler Stafford (tylerstaffordmusic.com), Dave Berry (jellybread.net), Kate Cotter (reverbnation.com/katecotter), Khalilah Smith Cage, Shaughn Richardson, Zachary Teran (zackteran.com), Tristan Selzler (renojazz.org), Jeff Depaoli (jeffdepaolimusic.com)

Produced by: Eric Henry Andersen and Tom Gordon

Video Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Bryon Evans

Mixed and Mastered by: Tom Gordon for Inspired Amateur Productions at Imirage Sound Lab, Sparks, NV.

Recorded by: Tom Gordon, Eric Henry Andersen and Tyler Stafford.

Recorded at Imirage Sound Lab, Moon Room, Angels' Share Studio and remotely around Reno, NV.

Executive Producers: Chris and Parky May, Artown, Reno Phil and City of Reno

Contributing Artists

Eric Henry Andersen: Piano and Vocals - erichenryandersenmusic.com
Khalilah Smith Cage: Vocals - khalilahcage.com
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz: Drums - migueljimenez-cruz.com
Misty Rea: Vocals - mistyrea.com
Zachary Teran: Bass Guitar - zackteran.com
Lista McCuiston: Vocals - theflodyband.com
Tim Snider: Electric Violin - timsnidermusic.com
Darcy Kathleen: Vocals - renojazz.org
Tyler Stafford: Vocals - tylerstaffordmusic.com
CeCe Gable: Vocals - cecegable.com
Tristan Seller: Trombone and Horn Arrangement - renojazz.org
Rachael Mcelhiney: Bari Saxaphone
Kyle Rea: Vocals - kylerea.com
Josh Reed: Trumpet - renojazz.org
Gia Torcaso: Vocals
Cliff Porter: Vocals - jellybread.net
Nick Eng: Vocals - nickengmusic.com
Shaughn Richardson: Vocals - hollandreno.org
Mark Sexton: Electric Guitar - thesextonesmusic.com
Grace Hayes: Vocals - graceorsomething.com
Max Volume: Vocals - kozzradio.com
Eric Stangeland: Electric Guitar - onestopguitar.com
Kate Cotter: Vocals - reverbnation.com/katecotter
Scott Myer: Electric Guitar
Jenes Carter: Vocals - facebook.com/mojogreen
Lucas Arizu: Acoustic Guitar - renojazz.org
Cami Thompson: Vocals - camithompson.com
Dean Rossi: Percussion - thefloydband.com
Dulce Infante Silva: Vocals
AJ Clopton: Vocals
Anna Sawyer: Vocals
David “Pudge” Gervais: Vocals - pudgedrums.bandcamp.com
Aaron Sion: Vocals
Daniel Sion: Vocals
Justin McMahon: Vocals - justinmcmahon.bandcamp.com
Athena Mcintyre: Vocals - athenamcintyremusic.com
Dave Berry: Vocals - jellybread.net
Grace “Gatsby” Larkins: Vocals - reverbnation.com/gracegatsby
Jason Thomas: Percussion
Ruth Lenz: Violin - renophil.com/ruth-lenz-concertmaster
Eileen Brownell: Cello - renophil.com/eileen-brownell-cello
Jeff Depaoli: String Arrangement - jeffdepaolimusic.com
Dustin Budish: Viola
Greg Lewis: Percussion - gregmileslewis.com
Dave Strawn: Double Bass
Vince Gates: Vocals - thefloydband.com
Greg Gilmore: Vocals - silverisaband.com
Tony Savage: Percussion - tsdrums.com
Spike McGuire: Vocals - spikemcguire.com
Lina Maria: Aerialist, Fire Dancer - thesirensocietyreno.tumblr.com
Cooper Bayt: Fire Spinning
Sonia Tiger: Fire Dancer

 

 

 

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