October 3, 2021

This week’s one hour radio broadcast is pre-recorded.

Host Dale Throneberry mixes past performances by Michael J. Martin and Tim “Doc” Holiday for an hour of music written by veterans for veterans and their families.

Michael J Martin Songwriter

Music for America’s Veterans

Since meeting Michael J. Martin, by way of Gary Lillie, in 2004, I have been mesmerized by his music. He was a frequent guest on Veterans Radio and was always one of our favorites. He was one of those “old fashioned tried and true ol’ troubadours”.

Michael J. Martin lived the music he wrote and sang. His music had some miles on it. He and his partner, Tim “Doc” Holiday, both Vietnam Veterans, started writing and recording their music back in late 70s and early 80s. They led marches from Texas to Washington to make people and the government aware of what was happening to a whole generation of Vietnam Veterans.

MJM & Tim Holiday cover

They are both gone now, but their music is still inspiring veterans of all ages. It’s as powerful as it is emotional. It’s letting the veterans and their families know that “They Are Not Alone”.

Here is the playlist from this program:
1. United We Stand
2. Suitcase Full of Secrets
3. Take a Ride on the Moon
4. I Ain’t here alone
5. I Am With My Friends
6. VA Scuffle
7. The Soldier Boy and The Nurse
8. That Could Have been Me
9. When Your Daddy Comes Home
10. Last Firebase
11. The Three of Us
12. Who Are The Names On The Wall

Some of their music has been remastered and can be acquired by contacting Michael’s daughter Andy Martin. You can contact Andy at andymartin23@rocketmail.com or you can text her at 615-692-4103.

 

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