Stewart Francke

Stewart Francke Guitar
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Stewart Francke is a singer/musician/songwriter and author from Detroit. With a vibe fusing the best of Detroit's musical traditions, Stewart Francke celebrates decades of rock and blue-eyed soul. His  2012 song, "Summer Soldier," features a guest vocal spot with Bruce Springsteen. His album Motor City Serenade was recorded with the legendary Motown session band The Funk Brothers.

A powerful facet of Stewart’s personal story is that he is a leukemia and bone marrow transplant survivor who has successfully fused his music career and passion for cancer outreach to the community. In addition to being recognized by the Points of Light Foundation for his personal work in cancer patient support, his organization The Stewart Francke Leukemia Foundation was presented the prestigious Partnership In Humanity Award by the Detroit newspapers. 

In 2017, a memoir of his battle with cancer, What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong, was published by San Francisco-based publisher Untreed Reads in all formats.