American River College Freedom Concert presents Operation Encore
Andrew Wiscombe

Andrew Wiscombe

Zack Sliver

Zack Sliver

Keith Broecker

Keith Broecker

Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott

Shannon Book

Shannon Book

The Real Doug Lane

The Real Doug Lane

It's free, and it's going to be awesome! Listen to 6 Operation Encore artists rock the American River College Theater. New OE artists Zack Sliver of Yuppie and Shannon Book make their OE debuts as OE long-time favorites The Real Doug Lane, Andrew Wiscombe, Keith Broecker and Tom Abbott add on to provide an incredible night of entertainment. VIP tickets are available now. The concert will cap a great week at the 2019 Freedom Summit. The Freedom Summit presents an opportunity to network, meet business leaders and connect with subject matter experts at this groundbreaking event. And, introducing two new features this year: connect with mentors through Focus and participate in the “Pitch- Session” where selected Vetrepreneurs have the chance to “pitch” their business to real angel investors.

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Rachel Harvey Hill Headlines the Narraganset Cafe

Don’t miss award-winning OE artist Rachel Harvey Hill at the Narraganset Cafe on May 30th in Jamestown, RI. Rachel will be performing alongside special guest Sergio Gomez. Rachel has been featured on the Women of Substance Music Podcast and recently won 1st place in the Pop/Rock category and 3rd overall in the 21st Annual New England Songwriting Competition. Come out and enjoy an evening with this amazing veteran and musician.

Steve D Wilson "Ad Astra Per Aspera" Album Release Party
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Don’t miss OE artist Steve D. Wilson’s Album release party, TONIGHT, 20 April at the Curtain Club, Dallas Texas. Steve will be performing alongside Royal Sons, Quiet on the Set, Right on Red, and Ryan Avila as he plays songs from his new album “Ad Astra Per Aspera”. The cover will be $12 at the door. Check out songs from the album below, but don’t miss the chance to hear Steve LIVE as he pours out his soul on stage.

OE Artist Rachel Harvey Hill Releases New EP "Straight Toward Love"
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Operation Encore is excited to announce that OE artist Rachel Harvey Hill has released a new album entitled “Straight Toward Love”. This five song EP. produced through Operation Encore, is filled with heartfelt songs about love and loss. Rachel, a military spouse, has been with Operation Encore since the first compilation album and this EP culminates months of hard work. Purchase “Straight Toward Love” at any of the regular digital sites, or listen to the album below or on Spotify. Look for Rachel to perform songs from the album at an upcoming release party, and at upcoming Operation Encore events this Spring.

OE Artist The Real Doug Lane Releases New EP "Faces"

Operation Encore is excited to announce that OE artist The Real Doug Lane has released a new album entitled “Faces”. This five song EP is filled with authentic lyrics and melodies that are a must-add to any playlist. Purchase “Faces” at any of the regular digital sites, or listen to the album below. Doug had an incredible summer touring across multiple states and sharing his unique sound and down-to-earth perspective and OE is proud to be a small part of his incredible story.
Learn more about Doug at the Blue TV interview below or at his website and Facebook pages.

Andrew Wiscombe Releases "White Mache"
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Operation Encore is pleased to announce a special Veteran's Day release by OE artist Andrew Wiscombe . A former sniper, Andrew wrote this song on Memorial Day to serve as an authentic version of the typical patriotic war song. Thanks to our fan's generous donations, we were able to record the song this October after Andrew played it live during our concert at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, CA. An incredible storyteller, Andrew's song will make a deep impression that will stay with you. 
Watch the lyric video and live versions to at the links below, then purchase White Mache at all the regular sites. Visit to listen to more of his great music.

Special thanks to the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA, where the live video was shot, and AR Studios in San Francisco, CA, where the song was recorded.

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Live at Throckmorton Theatre

Andrew Wiscombe to Release New Album
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Operation Encore is pleased to announce that OE veteran Andrew Wiscombe will release his new album “A Green Street Manifesto” on August 20th. Operation Encore is proud to be a small part of Andrew’s journey as a veteran artist. As a thank you to his fans, Andrew has made one of the songs, “Places and Faces” available for download for free. Andrew was featured on OE’s second compilation album with his single “The River, the Lark, the Pine”. A former punk rocker and army veteran, Andrew refers to himself as a “foot-stompin'”street musician, a one-man-band equipped with a guitar, suitcase drum, harmonica and foot tambourine. In short, if you are a fan of legendary Americana songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Ryan Adams, and others like them, Andrew Wiscombe is a must have for your collection. It’s near impossible to listen to Andrew’s music and keep from smiling. Look for his new album on all the regular sites on August 20th. View the one-page press release here.


Operation Encore Adds Tom Gamble to Advisory Board

Tom Gamble is the founder and owner of Gamble Family Vineyards.

Operation Encore is proud to announce the newest member of its advisory board, Mr. Tom Gamble. Tom is a life-long farmer in the Napa Valley who purchased his first vineyard in 1981. Raised on a farm, between falling out of trees, haylofts, and cattle trucks and having his senses knocked out of him, Tom developed a love for all kinds of music. While enjoying music, he finds solace, rejuvenation, fellowship and sometimes a slight hangover. Tom is a frequent writer and director of musical events and a supporter of music charities, from the Napa High Marching Band to the Tipitina's Foundation in New Orleans. He has also been a sponsor of several Nashville acts.

Tom served for four years as the Honorary Wing Commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base and has been a frequent employer, supporter, and friend to active duty and veteran military members and their families. Operation Encore is proud and excited to have him on the advisory board.

Tom will join fellow advisory board members Lucas Hoge, Steve Mansfield, and Ed Scheuer. The Operation Encore advisory board is comprised of experienced leaders in the fields of music, business and law who assist the organization and its community of active duty and veteran military singer/songwriters.  The board will continue to provide insights and advice as Operation Encore expands its impact after its approval as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization earlier this year.  Operation Encore is currently in the midst of its inaugural fundraising campaign, which will run through July 4th.

Daryl Klenda
Operation Encore Releases "Bold Enough to Try"

Listen to the album on OE’s YouTube Channel


We are excited to announce the release of Jerry Maniscalco's debut EP "Bold Enough to Try". Produced by Operation Encore, the EP contains five singles of original music, including "Gypsy Blood", "Riverside", "Don't Kill the Messenger", "Wake Up", and "We Are".  The album is available on Itunes and Spotify. You can also watch the lyric videos on Operation Encore's YouTube channel

Find out more about Jerry on Facebook, ReverbNation, and our Operation Encore artist page.  Support more veteran artists like Jerry on the Operation Encore donation page.


Operation Encore Launches Inaugural Fundraising Campaign To Support Military Veteran Singer-Songwriters!

Operation Encore is pleased to announce the approval of non-profit status from the IRS. Officially designated as a 501(c)(3), donations to Operation Encore are now tax deductible. Charitable donations will help Operation Encore professionally produce original music written and performed by talented military veteran artists like Stephen Covell, Steve Wilson, Theresa Bowman, Jerry Maniscalco, Rachel Hill, Dani Figueroa, Logan Vath, and many more.  Operation Encore relies on donations to provide training and mentoring opportunities for singer-songwriters from across the veteran community. who produce original music, perform live across the county, and advocate for other veteran causes. Our inaugural fundraising campaign runs through July 4th. Support Operation Encore by visiting our donation page, texting OE2018 to 1-844-544-7171, or by visiting our Amazon Smile link.  

Daryl Klenda