Studio band pens theme song for Niagara Falls, USA | Local News

Dave Lukow and Jim Mayer thought Niagara Falls, USA could use a little help.

So they got together and wrote a song that they hope one day can help promote the city as one of the true must-see destinations worldwide.

“Niagara Falls always inspires people in different ways and that inspired this song,” Mayer said.

“This song” is called “Bordertown”.

It was written and produced by Lukow, a Williamsville resident, and Mayer, a Clarence native who currently lives in Kansas City. Together, the duo form studio band Jama Touvetti, which has so far released 11 songs and 15 YouTube videos.

“Bordertown”, with lyrics written by Lukow, is their ode to the American side of the falls.

While writing the lyrics to “Bordertown”, Lukow said he tried to capture the “thunder” of the “towering walls” and the “timeless wonder” of the “majestic” falls.

As the song notes, the falls is a place known for “family trips to honeymoons” which is a “frontier town of boundless beauty”.

One verse sums up the thoughts that millions of national and international visitors have each year: “I think I need a vacation. I’m going to Niagara Falls.

Despite its often downgraded image, Lukow believes the US side still has a lot to do.

While Canada may have more commercial development, Lukow said the experience of the falls up close in America remains “invaluable” and “breathtaking.”

“It tells the story of a great place, a place that is underrated because of the natural beauty there,” Lukow said of his band’s song.

Mayer admits he took the beauty of the falls for granted, something he didn’t fully realize until he returned for a visit last year with his wife, Julieth, who had never visited the falls before.

In a nutshell, Mayer said she was “stunned” by the experience.

“In all the years I grew up there, I think I’ve been to Niagara Falls half a dozen times, I don’t know about 10 times,” Mayer said. “For me, it was just ‘OK, Niagara Falls, let’s go.’ I forget how much it can impress someone new who has never seen it before.

Drawing inspiration for his musical sound from the band Steely Dan of the 1970s, Jama Touvetti specializes in producing demos of songs that can be re-recorded by other artists or used in promotional videos or by show producers. television or movies.

Lukow and Mayer, both 60, have known each other since they were children. They started collaborating on musical projects in 2019 and officially formed Jama Touvetti last May.

Lukow usually writes the lyrics and sends them to Mayer who produces the music at his studio in Kansas City.

The two musicians hope the licensing rights for “Bordertown” will be picked up by a tourism group or private company with an interest in promoting a positive vibe about Niagara Falls, USA.

“It’s a beautiful place and that’s what we really wanted to emphasize in the song,” Lukow said.

“I tried to stay positive with this kind of song,” he added. “We didn’t want to put anything negative in there. We wanted it to be a great promotional song.

To hear “Bordertown” and watch the band’s video for the song, visit—IeQlLIiWHVXpXbvTpJlkKB70k.

{p class=”p1″}For more information about Jama Touvetti, visit or email Lukow at

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