Songs that lend a voice to the equestrian world in a way only music can.
On November 21-22, The Equus Film Festival brought more than 50 films and creative equestrian works to New York City. In celebration of that event, on this throwback and 100% Sound Thursday, join us for a look at the Best Equestrian Music Video winner for 2014: “Song For Hawk,” by Steve Poltz.
100% Sound actually featured this video back when it was screened at the Chicago leg of the Equus Film Festival in August. The music video is a companion piece to the feature length documentary, “Running Wild,” which was also entered in the competition and won Best Equestrian Film. The documentary focuses on the life and passion of Dayton O. Hyde, author, photographer, and cowboy, who founded the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary at age 65.
Meanwhile, Steve Poltz is famous in his own right. That name may not ring a bell for you, but I’m certain his work will. Poltz co-wrote the ‘90s smash hit “You Were Meant For Me” with equestrian-enthusiast Jewel. And he co-stared in the music video, which went on to win the award for Best Female Video at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Here’s that video as a refresher:
And now his latest music video has met similar success at the Equus Film Festival! Learn more about the film and its music with this video taken at the Los Angeles premier of the film at the Autry Museum. Then listen to the track in full!