Sarge's Music Recordings
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Blues
I perform my Vietnam Blues Show which consists of music from my "Vietnam Blues - Combat Tested Blues... For Peace" recording (on CD, DVD and cassette), and my latest recording, "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Blues" featuring Lee Oskar and me on harmonicas, Kenny Skaggs (of Glenn Campbell Band fame) on steele guitar and Barrelhouse Chuck on piano.
My Vietnam Blues Show also features powerful Vietnam War poetry, and war stories. I also teach poetry and creative writing through the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and I am an instructor for the American Healing Arts Foundation.
I am proud to have made one of the most highly decorated and successful Vietnam-related recordings ever produced. My latest recording, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Blues is now available on Amazon!
“There is no one who tells the PTSD story like Sarge. He has nailed it with his new CD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Blues. It is excellent, excellent, excellent! ” - Gary Chenett, Order of the Silver Rose, National Director
Vietnam Blues - Combat Tested Blues... For Peace
After my third tour I got out of Vietnam and the Army and came back to the USA. I was a homeless Vietnam veteran when I met Leslie and she gave up her comfortable parent's home to move in with me. I lived in a friend's back yard under a grapefruit tree and after three tours in Nam I considered it to be a "bed and breakfast." Leslie didn't seem to mind and we were very happy. My PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) became more and more severe and we became hermits for eighteen years, totally withdrawn from society.
I learned to play the harmonica, and writing and playing music began my healing process.
Today I am a blues artist performing my "Vietnam Blues Show" all across the nation. I am able to help other PTSD veterans and my award winning recording, "Vietnam Blues - Combat Tested Blues... For Peace" has been used in numerous PTSD and homeless veteran documentaries. My music is currently being used in a film titled, "A Circle on the Cross" in which I will make a cameo appearance playing harmonica in a blues club for a short sequence when a POW daydreams about what he would be doing if he were home.
“Sarge's Vietnam combat experience fuels his traditional Blues Rock and spoken word pieces. His tales cover a wide spectrum...” - Nick Dedina, LISTEN.COM