I put this event on for Jacob to come to the Retreat at Sky Ridge and preform.
This project is a collection of music and story by Jacob George and Adam Cox composed over the winter to help share stories and shine light on the often dark and misunderstood nature of war. The album focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how we are all touched by it. The album title is Soldiers Heart, a reference to the American Civil War term for PTSD. There will be a last live performance I do in Fayetteville, Arkansas before rolling out this spring with A Ride Till The End (ARTTE).
Jacob George is a three tour veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) turned peace activist. He served as a paratrooper in the United States Army Special Operation Command (USASOC) between 2001-2004, and was honorably discharged as sergeant. Jacob is a cofounder of A Ride Till The End (ARTTE), which is a veteran lead perpetual bicycle protest of the Afghan War and is based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The ride began on May 1, 2010 and has covered over 8,000 miles in the U.S. Jacob returned to Afghanistan in the summer of 2011 with Voices For Creative Nonviolence to work with and hear stories of Afghans struggling for peace and has been sharing those stories with music and poetry while riding his bicycle around the country. The musical platform is folk/bluegrass in combination with storytelling and explores the overall impact of war on Afghans, U.S. soldiers, U.S. citizens and our “enemies”.