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Official Release Party - "The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3"

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Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave,, Milwaukee, WI 53203

“The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3” - Official Release Party

After 2 years of dedicated work, Warrior Songs is pleased to announce the release of our third compilation CD “The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3”.

This 14 song CD explores the experiences of USA Vietnam War Era Veterans. 19 Vietnam era Veterans gave testimony, which was transformed into song by 21 songwriters. 81 studio musicians came together in 14 different studios across 5 states in two countries – USA and Vietnam. In total, 109 artists, 17 of which were Vietnamese nationals, joined forces to complete the project.

The release party will take place at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI on Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 3pm and goes until 6pm. Cost: Free to Veterans and $10 to Civilians – all attendees receive a complimentary copy of the CD. Several Milwaukee and Wisconsin based veterans service organizations will be present at the event to share information about their work.

The line includes 10 of the 14 acts that wrote and recorded songs for the CD, including: Lisa Johnson Vets on Frets Jake Froelke Kyle Rightly Larry Reed w/Frogwater Pauline Pisano w/BriGette McCoy Jeff Mitchell Aaron Baer and Paul Wisneski Jason Moon The Mambo Surfers Watermelon Slim Elvis Thao

Proceeds will help fund Warrior Songs future work

Our good friend Patricia Clason has helped us invite several groups to table. These groups include, Center for Veterans Issues, Vetsnet, Dry Hooch, Feast of Crispian, Veterans For Peace, and Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Blues Legend Watermelon Slim with Rich Travis and Jason Moon

Linneman's Riverwest Inn , 1001 E Locust St, , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Vietnam Veteran and Blues Legend Watermelon Slim is in Milwaukee supporting the release of "The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3". Slim has a song on this CD. Stop by Linemman's for a rare intimate performance with a living blues legend.

Blues legend and Vietnam Veteran Watermelon Slim (2021 Blues Music Awards - Acoustic Blues Album ‘Traveling Man’, 2020 Blues Music Awards – Album of the Year ‘Church of the Blues’) is joined by Milwaukee Blues Musician Rich Travis and Warrior Songs founder Jason Moon.
Suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Warrior Songs Blues Bash Featuring Watermelon Slim

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Warrior Songs Blues Bash with Watermelon Slim, Madtown Mannish Boys, and Jason Moon, 5956 Executive Dr,, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Warrior Songs Blues Bash Join us at Funks Pub on Friday August 6th for a night of blues music in support of Warrior Songs.

Blues legend and Vietnam Veteran Watermelon Slim (2021 Blues Music Awards - Acoustic Blues Album ‘Traveling Man’, 2020 Blues Music Awards – Album of the Year ‘Church of the Blues’) is joined by Madison blues rockers The MadTown Mannish Boys for a night of blues.

Warrior Songs founder and 2016 105.5 Triple M songwriting champion Jason Moon will open the show. All proceeds go to benefit the non-profit Warrior Songs – bringing healing to veterans through music and the creative arts.

Watermelon Slim is in Wisconsin in support of his song "Trying My Best to Get Back Home" off of the CD "The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3" - 14 songs from the first hand testimony of USA Vietnam era Veterans.

WSv3 - www.warriorsongs.org/wsv3

Watermelon Slim - https://watermelonslim.com/

Madtown Mannish Boys - https://madtownmannishboys.com/

GENERATIONS: HEALING AND THE MUSIC OF WAR – VIETNAM TO TODAY – A DISCUSSION AND PRE-PROGRAM CONCERT

Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W Mifflin St, , Madison, WI 53703

The concert and panel discussion are free and suitable for all ages.

5:15 – 6 pm : Concert at the top of State Street. Open to the public, bring your own seating.

6:30 – 8:00 pm : Panel Discussion with the musicians. Please register in advance on Eventbrite due to limited seating at the museum.

REGISTER HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/generations-healing-and-the-music-of-war-vietnam-to-today-tickets-160057076023

Live music is back and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host a free, outdoor concert at the top of State Street to preview the release of the album, The Last Thing We Ever Do (bring your own seating) followed by a public panel discussion (free; register in advance on Eventbrite) with the musicians. The album is a collection of songs based on first–hand testimony of Vietnam veterans about their experiences. The panel will explore their creative process and the healing that art activities can bring about.

Inspired by first-hand testimony, Vietnam-era veterans and professional songwriters created the songs and studio musicians gave them voice resulting in the 14-song album, The Last Thing We Ever Do.  The origins of the project begin with Vietnam vets sharing their experiences at retreats like Warrior Songs where veterans heal through the creative arts, personal conversations, and interviews. Topics range from combat and the draft to reintegration and moral injury.

Panelist:

Jason Moon, founder and executive director of Warrior Songs; Yvette Pino, Iraq war veteran and curator of veteran art for the Museum; Doug Bradley, Madison Vietnam veteran and co-author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War; Jake Froelke, songwriter and musician. He and Bradley collaborated on “Look Out Sam,” one of the songs on the album which emphasizes the significance of music to troops in Vietnam. The Last Thing We Ever Do is produced by Wisconsin native and Iraq vet Jason Moon of Warrior Songs, a Madison-based nonprofit which brings hope and healing to veterans through music and the creative arts. Warrior’s second volume, Women at War, was awarded album of the year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry in 2019.

*Copies of The Last Thing We Ever Do will be provided free to veterans who attend the event.

The program is presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with the support of Madison’s Central Business Improvement District.

https://wisvetsmuseum.com/wisvetsevent/generations-healing-and-the-music-of-war-vietnam-to-today-a-discussion-and-pre-program-concert/

Jason Moon and Friends - A Fundraiser for Warrior Songs

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Bos Meadery, 849 E Washington Ave,, Madison, WI 53703

Saturday – 07/31/2021 2pm to 6pm Bos Meadery 849 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Jason Moon and Friend’s – a fundraiser for Warrior Songs. A fun filled night of story and song in support of the non-profit Warrior Songs. Featuring Jason Moon, Bone Holler, Mark Lint’s Dry Folk, Matt DeBlass, Chris Wellner, Kyle Rightley, Kris Sheehan, Lisa Johnson

$5 recommended donation.

Jason and Penny Moon, Mike and Jaxzen Bleck - A House Concert fundraiser for Warrior Songs

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AirMikeyB, 316 N. Joliet Ave. , Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Songwriter Jason Moon with his 8 year old daughter Penny Moon joins songwriter Mike Bleck his 11 year old son Jaxzen Bleck or a night of story and song. This is the first time Mike has hosted live music at his AirBnB. This is a fundraiser for Warrior Songs.

Then proceeds of this event will help fund the non-profit Warrior Songs

Jason Moon and Friends - Fundraiser for Warrior Songs

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New Moon Cafe, 401 N Main St, , Oshkosh, WI 54901

Saturday – 07/24/2021 6pm -9pm The New Moon Café 401 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Jason Moon and Friend’s – a fundraiser for Warrior Songs. A fun filled night of story and song in support of the non-profit Warrior Songs. Featuring Jason Moon with his 8 year old daughter Penny June Moon, Aaron Baer and Paul Wiskeski, and TBA.

$5 recommended donation.

Jason Moon and Friends – a fundraiser for Warrior Songs

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Linneman's Riverwest Inn , 1001 E Locust St, , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Jason Moon and Friend’s – a fundraiser for Warrior Songs. A fun filled night of story and song in support of the non-profit Warrior Songs. Featuring Jason Moon, Jeff Mitchell, The Mambo Surfers, Love, Light and Harmony, Trouvaille, and Kevin Mason. $5 recommended donation.

Benefit screening of Visceral, a documentary

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Capacity4good website

"Visceral: transforming trauma through theatre," tells the stories of four people who begin to find healing from PTSD by performing onstage.

TICKETS REQUIRED Get your ticket at https://www.capacity4good.com/event-details/benefit-screening-to-honor-veterans

The screening is followed by a live Q&A! hosted by Jason Moon, founder and director of Warrior Songs, whose music is featured in "Visceral."

Guests include: Army veteran Carissa DiPietro, who is featured in Visceral and has participated in a number of performances with the Feast of Crispian - Shakespeare with veterans. You'll also meet Feast of Crispian directors Nancy Smith-Wattson, Bill Watson and Jim Tasse, all featured in "Visceral." and Amy Erickson, producer & director of "Visceral."

About the organizations: I am donating the proceeds from this screening to Warrior Songs and the Feast of Crispian, which are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. The wonderful people involved generously gave of their time and talents to the production of Visceral.

These two organizations are doing incredible healing work with veterans who are impacted by PTSD. Feast of Crispian brings veterans together and professional actors to strengthen the emotional resources they need to overcome trauma and reintegration issues. Warrior Songs Warrior Songs is committed to facilitating veterans' healing through music and the creative arts.

Details: This is a virtual screening of the documentary "Visceral: transforming trauma through theatre." With a donation, you'll receive a link to watch the film on November 15, 2020 at 1:00pm PDT, followed by a live Q&A on Zoom. You'll need to have Zoom installed on your computer.

Pay what you can

Jason Moon preforming at Veterans For Peace Armistice Day Event

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Zoom

Jason Moon performs 650 to 710 and 750 to 810 CST

14th annual Armistice Day event sponsored by Milwaukee Veterans For Peace. Virtual event this year. *** Speakers: David Swanson, executive director of World BEYOND War, on "The Pro-War Candidate Has Defeated the Pro-War Candidate: Now What?" and Fred Royal, president of Milwaukee NAACP, "The Cost of Peace."

*Music by Jason Moon and Jesse Frewerd

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2OnCf6IrRca737XeCpDe8w (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.)

MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS: David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is cofounder and executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Fred Royal, Jr. has been active in community advocacy throughout his career. Currently, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Milwaukee Branch, Royal has also served on a range of boards from Milwaukee Area Technical College to the Social Development Commission. In 2011, he was elected to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Social Development Commission. Served on the Board of Directors for Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

Let It Ring - Veterans Day Concert

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Facebook Live, 101 Main Street, Hometown, USA

Celebrate Veterans Day by helping to bring the healing power of music to Veterans across the country! Join the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Flutes for Vets, and Warrior Songs for a unique LIVE stream benefit concert in partnership with Paczka Digital. All proceeds from the event and auction go to support these organization's efforts to bring music and arts programs to the Veterans who need them most. Concert is presented with the incredible support of Splendido.

Make a concert donation today: https://saaca.thundertix.com/donations/levels?campaign_id=1159&fbclid=IwAR3nfJtqk3-Q5tV7Bf_dJtq8-J3sNNFyRPF-OVHppKObFmg6bAa0xtxrPuk More info available at https://www.paczkadigital.com/let-it-ring-veterans-day-concert

Donor sets price

Jason Moon performing at Warrior’s Gathering: A Veteran’s Day Mini Retreat for All

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Row Center Website

Warrior’s Gathering: A Veteran’s Day Mini Retreat for All Veterans Day is the traditional Armistice Day, a time set aside after World War I to contemplate the costs of war and work together for its end. We experience the ravages of war and violence everywhere today and that dream of war’s end has not come true. We invite you to join us for a mini-retreat on this sacred day. Through song, story, teachings, ceremonies and rituals, and small and large group work, we will together honor all who have served and sacrificed, witness and heal each other’s wounds, and transform the legacy of war and warriorhood toward the practice of peace and healing for all.

$10 suggested donation

R&R House - Virtual House Tour (Jason Moon performing)

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Facebook Live

The R&R House, the first-of-its-kind respite for veterans will host a virtual tour of the R&R House on Monday, Nov 9, at 7:00pm. The event will be hosted by R&R House Project Coordinator Victor Kilpatrick and Concannon Communications President and Chief Executive Video Producer Mark Concannon. The program will feature a video tour of the R&R House and grounds and interviews with the R&R House peer support staff Dawn Bowers-Winter, Peter Borucki, and Camren Bento. Also guest speaker Veteran Dan Buttery, and interviews with Veterans Tiffany Koehler and Jason Moon including his music video Trying To Find My Way Home, with guest spots by Veterans George Banda, Kimberly Stuart, and Jim Maetz.

Let it Ring - Documentary World Premiere

Warrior Songs Facebook Page, 101 Main St, Tucson, AZ

"Let It Ring" Documentary Premiere - September 27 @5PM MST - LIVE on Warrior Songs Facebook Page.

Paczka Digital, in partnership with Warrior Songs, is excited to bring you the PREMIERE of "Let It Ring" — a short documentary about the profound and powerful impact that music therapy can have on veterans struggling with PTSD. We'll be streaming the documentary LIVE on the Warrior Songs Facebook page on September 27 @5PM MST. After the documentary, come visit the Paczka Digital Facebook page for a short LIVE Q&A with Director David Seeber and Warrior Songs founder Jason Moon.

This screening will serve to support "The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3". Learn more at www.warriorsongs.org

Warrior Songs presents Jason Moon and Connie Baptiste presenting at the 2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park. , 2660 Woodley Rd NW, , Washington, DC 20008

Warrior Songs founder Jason Moon and Warrior Songs board member and Women Veterans Social Justice Senior Ambassador Connie Hunter-Baptiste have been invited to join Deborah Denenfeld of Dancing Well: The Soldier Project to present at the 2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference. They will present on the Proven Participatory Arts Programs for Veterans and their Families panel discussion. More details to come. https://convention.artsusa.org/

May14

(Private Event) Warrior Songs presents Jason Moon at The Wisconsin Intoxicated Driver Program statewide assessors training.

Somewhere Wisconsin, 100 Main Street, Madison, WI

Details are still coming in. Jason Moon has been invited to present his "7 Things You Never Say to a Vet" with an emphasis on substance abuse in veterans. More details coming soon

"The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3" official kickoff fundraiser

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Linneman's Riverwest Inn , 1001 E Locust St, , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Warrior Songs is pleased to announce the official beginning of fundraising for “The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3”. WSv3 will tell the stories of Vietnam Era Veterans on a double CD. Over 28 songs, over 200 artists and 50 veterans will transform trauma into song. The CD will cost $35,000 to create.

Come and listen to songs from this and previous CD’s. Suggested donation at the door.
Hosted by Jason Moon With special guests: John and Susan Nicholson of Frogwater Jesse Frewerd of Courier Brian Smith of God's Outlaw Lisa Johnson Saji Villoth of The Mambo Surfers Matt Mf Tyner and Vocalist Larry Reed.

Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm $10 suggested donation, No one will be turned away.

Come and show your support, learn more about the project, and hear some of the early material.

“The Last Thing We Ever Do: Warrior Songs Vol. 3” is due to be released November 2020