Silhouette of a Soldier Video Created by: Tracy Roberts Writers: Tracy Roberts (Lyrics) & Tony Memmel (Music) Artist: Tony Memmel
Story Behind The Music: Tracy Roberts is a school teacher colleague that I’ve had the joy to work with on multiple successful programs. This summer, she reached out about working together on a different sort of project – a song.
She’d written lyrics about her own military family’s story that she’d worked on for years, and asked if I’d be interested in writing some music for them. Touched by the lyrical content and sincerity, I happily agreed to the project, and this recording is what became of “Silhouette of a Soldier.” This Veteran’s Day we celebrate those who’ve served, and share this song and video about the unique love and bond that exists between soldiers and their families.
**We thank the families who contributed photos to this video.**
One of my favorite new tunes from the kids and family YouTube project I work with: KidSpace Studios! Listen past the 1:35 mark to catch the hip-hop breakdown section of the song! Like and share with YOUR kids and family if you enjoy what you see and hear. New music EVERY TUESDAY!
After traveling to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Taiwan, we returned to Washington D.C. for a debrief at the U.S. Department of State. We played a concert and shared our reflections on the amazing opportunities we had just experienced.
“You’re so lucky!” “Man, you’re living the dream.” – Two of the most common things I hear from people… and they are right, but that is not all.
Almost all luck and dream living are yielded from hard work. It wasn’t luck that pushed me to stay up way past when the house and neighborhood were asleep with my headphones plugged into a practice amp, practicing scales and chords until my little arm bled, and my fingers were raw.
The best news is BECAUSE it ISN’T luck, this is in you, too. You are capable. You are able. If you have a goal, or a dream, don’t think you’ll never work a day in your life… think you’ll work harder than you could or would in ANY other capacity.
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It’s Saturday. The world is breaking for the weekend. Perfect chance to get after it.
I’M LIVE! Talking about my upcoming guitar video release tomorrow, and about the STAR OF THE SHOW: my very first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster (The Strat). I bought it when I was 13 years old, and there are so many stories surrounding it.
IF YOU JUST CAN’T WAIT until tomorrow, you can hear it in action on our song, “Rock and Roll Was New.” Listen HERE for FREE today to get prepared for tomorrow!
I’ve been challenging myself to play more intricate and difficult guitar pieces and exercises, and thought I’d share some of my process and progress with you. Thanks for watching! Please like and share, if you’re willing.