With every veteran, there is a life deeper than the uniform worn.
I am helping veterans tell their stories through documentary songwriting. Through one-on-one songwriting sessions, I am collaborating with veterans to create true and meaningful songs. A veteran I worked with said “music in our body does something that thinking and speaking doesn’t.”
Each veteran may decide whether they want to keep their song private or share it with others. I hope to help bring people together across the world by sharing lives and stories through music.
Songwriting Steps

  • Share your story in a supportive, confidential and comfortable space
  • Work together shaping your spoken story into lyrics
  • Develop a melody for the lyrics, and add instrumentation (No musical experience required!)
  • Explore the potential of production and performance by musicians
    My excitement for this project stems from my experiences in consistently being surprised by how new and different each song and person is. For me, being invited into someone else’s life and world truly is being peace. When we leave political and social differences outside of the room for a moment, and truly allow the human connection of storytelling and deep listening to flourish, we in essence reach peace.
    I want to thank each and every person that has helped, and continue to help me along the way with this project. Through community and collaboration comes beauty and connection.
    Here’s an example:
    The Lord Brought Ellie – Duane Rowell
    If you or someone you know would like to collaborate…
    Please contact:
    Will Foote