OE Artist The Real Doug Lane Releases New EP "Faces"
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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 AndrewWiscombemusic.com 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.

Lyric video

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.

 
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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.  

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Doug Lane Releases New Single
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Veteran Operation Encore artist Doug Lane has released a new single entitled "Outlaws, Lovers, and Home".  The single is available for purchase on Google Play, Amazon and iTunes.  The lyrics and guitar tab are available at the music note link above and the Operation Encore lyric video is available here

Check out The Real Doug Lane at www.therealdouglane.com

Congratulations to Doug on another awesome song! 

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Operation Encore Forms New Advisory Board

Lucas Hoge, Steve Mansfield and Ed Scheuer join our team.

Operation Encore, has formed an advisory board comprised of experienced leaders in the fields of music, business and law to assist the organization and its community of active duty and veteran military singer/songwriters.  This board will provide insights and advice as Operation Encore grows and expands its mission.  Operation Encore is currently in the IRS approval process to become a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

 

Lucas Hoge, Steve Mansfield and Ed Scheur are the first members to join the board, which may expand in the future as other qualified and dedicated members are recruited.

Lucas Hoge is a native of small town Hubbell, Nebraska and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.  His new album entitled "Dirty South" debuted on the top of the Top Country Album Sales chart and included the song "Medal of Honor", a tribute to military members.  Lucas has been a tireless supporter of the U.S. Military.  He's visited bases in Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska as well as other locations over the last nine years on the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Lucas is also the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for a Soldiers Pet.  Earlier this year, Operation Encore artists Trip Raymond, Tom Abbott, Stephen Covell and Andrew Wiscombe opened for Lucas during a concert for Airmen at RAF Mildenhall, UK.  
 


Steve Mansfield is the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an international law firm that is assisting Operation Encore after its transition into a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Steve, an accomplished trial lawyer, represents corporations, officers, and directors in DOJ and SEC matters and civil business trials.  Steve previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting fraud and corruption cases.  As the head of the U.N. War Crimes Investigations Unit, Mr. Mansfield supervised international investigative teams in war crimes investigations in Rwanda, which led to the United Nations’ establishment of a war crimes tribunal for Rwanda. He has served as an instructor with Lawyers Without Boarders on several rule of law and anti-trafficking programs in Kenya and Tanzania.  Steve is also a prolific singer/songwriter who was written and performed a song about fighting elephant poaching called "Kenyan Heroes" and has an album entitled "Arugula".
 


Ed Scheuer founded Capius Consulting following a consulting career of over 20 years. Ed was a Partner in the Life Sciences practice of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), a privately held, multi-national consulting firm. He served as a member of SDG’s Board of Directors and chaired its Audit and Finance Committee. At SDG, Ed led corporate growth, due diligence and portfolio management projects at dozens of companies, including some of the world’s largest biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical firms. Ed has also worked with many emerging companies on risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, financial process re-engineering and internal audit. He began his career with Price Waterhouse in the UK and with Arthur Andersen in the United States, where he served in both the external and internal audit groups. Ed is a frequent performer of music and theater, a former rugby player and an expert cocktail designer.

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