The Gary Douglas Band - Deep in the Water (Redeux), Dir. David McClister
The Gary Douglas Band - Deep In The Water (Redeux) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
“Deep In The Water (Redeux)” was written based on Douglas’ first-hand experience dealing with the devastation deployed on the families living along the Ohio River in Ohio and West Virginia. Along with co-writer Darrell Brown and producer Anthony (AJAX) Resta, they capture the heartbreak and untimely death of those affected by DuPont which, for years, was dumping the cancer-causing chemical C8 in the drinking water and the environment. Being the trial lawyer called in to help bring justice to the residents, Douglas won a series of record-shattering settlements in the multi-district litigation, earning more than $700 million in punitive damages after jurors agreed DuPont had acted with a “conscious disregard” for the health and well being of the families.
“This song was really a labor of love—the lyrics especially,” says Douglas. “It’s the true story of a small town humble farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia, who took on the corporate giant DuPont with the help of an unlikely hero, lawyer Rob Bilott, who will be portrayed by Mark Ruffalo in the upcoming blockbuster Dark Waters. It was my honor to pen this song along with co-writer Darrell Brown--multi Grammy-nominated country songwriter--as one of the people who witnessed these incredible events firsthand.”