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Local Musician Produces Song to Celebrate St. Joseph

Simon Fink of Under the Big Oak Tree helped write and produce a song that is meant to reflect the positive aspects of St. Joseph's residents and the unique character of the region.

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 12:11 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2018 12:35 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A local musician has released an original song to help celebrate the residents of St. Joseph.

The song titled "Are You In Love?" was written by St. Joseph musician and member of Under the Big Oak Tree, Simon Fink. The song was commissioned in Aug. 2017 for the launch of St. Joseph Community Branding's campaign, "Made With Uncommon Character."

St. Joseph Community Branding, LLC is a nonprofit organization led by a collaborative grassroots group communications and creative professionals working to promote the community of St. Joseph and the surrounding region while serving as a resource for all who are living, learning, working, playing and visting the area. Made With Uncommon Character is the branding campaign launched in 2017. 

"The song tells of St. Joseph's past and those current residents who continually strive to make their lives better," Kristi Bailey, who leads the community branding initiative said. "It is for the people of St. Joseph, Mo. Past, present and future."

Campaign Christel Gollnick said that this initiative is meant to feature the best aspects of the region, starting with its unique people, places and events of positive character and innovative spirit.

"'Are You In Love?' Is an upbeat Americana song that captures the personality of the region and summarizes what so many people love about living here," Gollnick said.

Several local musicians made the song possible including Simon Fink, Jason Riley, Lester Estelle, Craig Kew, Ken Lovern, Jolie Riley, Kristen Hamilton and Matthew Russo.

"I'm hoping the song will help people get excited about the branding campaign and about their town," Fink said.

The song is now available for download at www.uncommongcharacter.com and can also be found on Apple iTunes as well as other popular music distribution websites.

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