WATCH: Members of The Hooters Cover Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light”

Part of a series on “essential songs of Philadelphia.”

The making of “I Saw The Light” by In The Pocket directed by Steve from steve acito on Vimeo.


The video description:

This documentary short is the 8th from the Emmy® Nominated series IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA. Follow project creator, David Uosikkinen of The Hooters’ as he records the seventh song in his singles series. “I Saw The Light” was originally written and recorded by Philadelphian, Todd Rundgren.

In the Pocket project, brings together all-star Philly musicians to cover classic Philadelphia tunes. For more information on IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA go to songsinthepocket.org.

In The Pocket features:
David Uosikkinen – (The Hooters) – drums
Steve Butler – (Smash Palace) – guitar / vocals
Cliff Hillis – (Singer / Songwriter) – vocals
Fran Smith Jr (The Hooters) – bass
Produced by Phil Nicolo
Special interview guests:
Paul Fishkin


About the project:
With IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA, The Hooters' David Uosikkinen revisits songs that were either recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. These essential songs feature a rotating line up of Philly's most celebrated musicians. Songs are available for download at songsinthepocket.org. A video documentary by award winning producer/director Steve Acito of Bluewire Media is produced to accompany each song. Acito's In The Pocket long-form documentary was recently nominated for an Emmy award.

The project's main goal is to promote Philadelphia's Settlement Music School. With six branches in PA and NJ, it is the largest community school of the arts in the United States serving 15,000 students each year regardless of age, race, or financial means. Settlement Music School's alumni includes some of Philadelphia's most beloved residents including Kevin and Michael Bacon, Chubby Checker, Stanley Clark, Kevin Eubanks, Buddy Greco, G. Love and Frank Rizzo.

  • LJT

    Nicely Done guys!

  • Karen Crawford

    Love it, love it, loved it back then and still today!!!! Why isn’t he in the Rock N Roll
    Hall of fame yet????? Get a clue!!!!!

  • beth2459@gmail.com

    Cliff Hillis really nailed it!

  • Craig Bancoff

    Sounds amazing all around!!!

  • Bob Long

    Wow. Simply wonderful! I agree that Todd belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!