Bold New Chapter in Heralded Music Project Honoring America’s Military Heroes to Launch Through Kickstarter During Artist Performance At New York Veterans Day Parade
CARRY YOU ON, a 2017 ‘Album for Action’ to Heighten Grassroots Mission to #BridgeTheGap Between Civilians and Military Veterans by Acclaimed NYC Jazz Vocalist-Songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER
“Marcus Goldhaber’s passion for uniting veterans and civilians is vividly apparent. … His soul and honesty shine through when he sings, and brought tears to my eyes. … I am so pleased he will be singing in the Big Apple for the NYC Veterans Parade!”
— Kathy Kraeck, Vice President, Veterans Square Foundation, Creators of Veterans Square Monument, VeteransSquare.org.
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Press Release – NEW YORK (Nov. 11, 2016) – Today at 11 a.m. EST, while America’s largest traditional celebration of our veterans overtook the streets of New York City, a bold new chapter in a heralded music project honoring our military heroes was officially launched through Kickstarter.
After four years of bringing this project to live stages in clubs, concert halls, arenas, festivals and other veterans related events from New York to Philadelphia, CARRY YOU ON is finally ready for the recording studio. The “Album for Action” of 10 new original songs was written by acclaimed NYC jazz singer-songwriter Marcus Goldhaber to help bridge the disconnect between civilians and military veterans through music.
Goldhaber, a 2016 MAC Award nominee, made the announcement today (11.11 @ 11 a.m.) during his second consecutive performance in New York’s Veterans Day Parade, officially known as “America’s Parade 2016.”
“I’ve taken this project as far as I can on my own,” said Goldhaber. “Now graciously and humbly, I’m turning to Kickstarter and my friends and family and fans to help fund the production and distribution of this album, so this message can reach as many people as possible.
“I wrote this music to give civilians and veterans the confidence to begin and continue the CARRY YOU ON will include “Come Home America,” the original Goldhaber anthem he released on Veterans Day 2013. The reaction to “Come Home America,” and the live concert outreach it has since sparked, ultimately became the impetus to write and record enough songs for this upcoming album. conversation that we both so desperately need to have. I’ve seen the impact of these songs first-hand. I’ve performed for veterans and civilians in the same room.”
At one performance, a Marine came up to Goldhaber and said that after being thanked for his service so many times, and not knowing how to respond, “he now felt he had a starting point.” At another, a sailor approached Goldhaber and said that, after hearing one of his songs, she felt more comfortable knowing “part of her story was now on stage.”
Says Joseph P. Brooks, president and COO of Liberty USO: “Marcus Goldhaber has a precious vision to embrace and support our troops and veterans with his rousing anthem as the soundtrack. It’s the start of a movement, and being on the ground floor we stand tall in not only participating, but urging everyone to join with us as it spreads across the country.”
This project is proud to support Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.iava.org), which strives to build the “New Greatest Generation” as the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Having shared stages with musical icons from Les Paul to Bono, Goldhaber “finds the soul in each note with his no-frills approach” (People), and played before a sold-out room at the legendary Blue Note. Outside of entertaining at Manhattan’s top clubs and throughout the East Coast, he’s performed at the U.N., for Henry Kissinger, and most recently toured the U.S. in the off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen. For over a year, he has been in monthly residence at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space on the Upper East Side, “stripping the Great American Songbook to the bone” hosting “Mostly Marcus.”
“COME HOME AMERICA” is available NOW on iTunes.
“CARRY YOU ON” on the Web:
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