4 Troops: Middle East Veterans Sing at the Grove of Anaheim
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The Grove is a challenging space to play in, and seating is uncomfortable since dinner tables are set up so that you end up sitting perpendicular to the stage. Certainly you can move your chair, but if it's a full house, it is hard to maneuver so that you are not blocking people.Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle: Songs & Stories, Together On Stage info • Jul 14 2014 star this tip starred
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The performance was spectacular and made me proud to be an American Veteran. The atmosphere of the Grove made it all the more enjoyable because it provided a venue with an intimacy with the artist. The food and drinks were well-prepared, inexpensive, and I truly enjoyed this show.
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Four great talents (and Military Service members) singing beautiful harmonies, playing uplifting, patriotic and inspirational songs. I became aware of 4Troops via their PBS Special a while ago, and knew right there and then I had to go see this...continued
4 Troops is comprised of Former Army Sergeants Daniel Jens, Ron Henry, David Clemo and former Captain Meredith Melcher, all of whom were deployed to the middle east. Upon returning from the army, these individuals decided to use their experiences to inspire resilience to the men and women who serve their country through song. “There are very few things in life that can actually move you and music is one of those things” says former Sergeant David Clemo. “These songs hopefully will help with that healing and help people deal with whatever stresses they went through.”
The music of 4 Troops is storytelling at its best. Their music shares their personal stories about the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only does it give the average civilian a better understanding into the sacrifices it takes to defend the country, it also speaks to military families directly. “I look out into the audience and ninety percent of them have tears in their eyes” says former Sergeant Daniel Jens. The audience’s immediate reaction to the 4 Troops is a testament to their stirring live performance.