Operation Gig: Supporting and Sharing Music With Our Veterans


On Saturday, July 31, I was proud to be the music coach of these amazing veterans in Operation Gig, “healing through music” organized by the nonprofit school OC Music & Dance. We’d been having a lot of fun practicing weekly since June 10. Watching this group come alive on show day, and seeing them smile and laugh while playing music meant the world to me. Thank you for your service! The guitar maestro Jasmine Star (a super star in the making), Lawson Madlener, Christopher Allis and myself had a chance to jam out and close out this very successful day. We had a blast and sounded amazing from what I am told. Thank you to the amazing OC Music and Dance school and all the veterans who participated.

Taking a picture of the amazing United Rhythm Machine – Giving back/recognition to our amazing veterans.

Me with the guitar maestro Jasmine Star – We rocked the house!

Here is Jasmine, Erik Scott Smith (from the 955KLOS morning show) and myself. Thank you again KLOS/Erik for being a sponsor and supporting our veterans.

And finally a short video of our performance for the veterans: