A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our true heroes. Yes, there will be the traditional parades — the largest being in New York City – where Goldhaber will perform. That being said, it is refreshing to see innovative, unique and heartfelt efforts to pay homage to our veterans and help create awareness to their needs. Enter new album “Carry You On.”

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Carry You On offers a compelling collection of story-based songs as told to Goldhaber-first-hand by veterans. Created to open new windows into the everyday lives of veterans and their families, the songs are the culmination of an ongoing mission started five years ago by Goldhaber to deepen the discussion beyond “Thank You for Your Service.”

Goldhaber aims to strengthen the civilian-veteran dialogue and broaden the national conversation about veterans through music. The benefit album clearly illustrates how the discussion hardly ends with “Thank you for your service.” Furthering that conversation between civilians and military veterans is the true challenge.

Half of the proceeds from physical sales of Carry You On directly support Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-partisan, non-profit which similarly seeks to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans, while strengthening the civilian-veteran bond. It should be noted that the album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign that the marquee crowdfunding site declared a “Project We Love,” in raising nearly $70,000.

A Bit About Marcus Goldhaber

benefit album honoring veterans

Marcus Goldhaber is known for his vivid songwriting and intimate approach to the American Songbook. With Carry You On, he makes a bold departure from his jazz roots to create the right blending of musical styles and narrative for compassionate impact.

He has been performing these songs on military and patriotic stages, from Super Bowl and Fleet Week events to the nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade and Independence Day celebration. The impact he’s witnessed and reactions he’s received along the way became the impetus to record the full album with producer Thad DeBrock (Duncan Sheik, Ari Hest) and a top notch group of studio musicians whose credits include David Bowie, Paul Simon, the Black Crowes, Bon Iver, Joni Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, Suzanne Vega and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Whatever city you live in, enjoy the local parades honoring our veterans, and other local celebratory activities of the day in their honor. To extend the recognition further, consider joining Goldharber’s mission to #BridgeTheGap and listen to his veteran inspired songs. Carry You On is available on iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. To purchase where a portion is donated to the cause, visit www.marcusgoldharber.com — Abbe is Socially Sparked™ Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01