I wrote and recorded the song “The Mission Is on Fire” about the apartment fires that were happening in my neighborhood, the Mission District of San Francisco. I work at a local music club (the Makeout Room), and so I’ve come to know the neighborhood and its residents pretty well.
CBS Local San Francisco wrote a piece about the song when I debuted it locally at a show benefitting the San Francisco Tenants Union.
“The Mission Is On Fire“ was produced by my friend and fellow San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz, with power assist from Rusty Miller.
The video was directed by Bill Shupp, Thanks to Justin Gallager for the video footage of the Mission/29th Street fire in San Francisco, and to Amy Morris Gibbs, Brendan Hagarty, Doug Hilsinger, and Bob Reed for their photos of the fire at Mission and 22nd Street. Thanks also to Brett Crockett for the Brisbane view and Peggy Zeller for assisting.