"Notes of a Native Song"
"The Total Bent"


Love inspired Afro Baroque


It all started in Los Angeles with a stack of psychedelic rock albums and a trip through the burgeoning punk rock scene.  Then New York City to get stuck into the avant-garde noise-rock movement of the 80's.  And, of course, the standard ten year transgression through Amsterdam and Berlin.

Stew and The Negro Problem have two Albums of the Year - "Guest Host" and "The Naked Dutch Painter," plus an existential search for The Real in their Tony-Award winning Broadway Show "Passing Strange," that was recorded for Sundance as a Spike Lee Joint.

STNP are dropping two new albums in 2018 - "Notes of a Native Song" and "Total Bent" full of ironic wit, soulful vocals, muscular hard rock and unabashed prettiness.



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"I want to mess with things that people don't mess with, and talk about things that people don't talk about"

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"These are not musicians who follow the rules"

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"Baldwin liked to smoke and drink and do things that all my other teenage heroes liked to do"

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Notes of a Native Song

by Stew and The Negro Problem
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