CreatiVets: “Alexa, Play music by Veterans”
Richard Casper, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Richard Casper, Co-Founder and Executive Director of CreatiVets, who shares his personal story of sustaining a traumatic brain injury and losing his best friend while serving in combat as a U.S. Marine, the power of art in healing and how that lead to starting the organization, and how the organization is now using art and music to help veterans around our nation share their story and heal, as well. During the conversation, Casper highlights their new 11-track album, Veteran Songs, which has been released by Big Machine Records. Amazon Music listeners can access the album by saying, “Alexa, play music by veterans.
CreatiVets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide combat veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury with opportunities to use art, music, and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds or war.
The CreatiVets songwriting program pairs veterans with accomplished songwriters and music artists to allow them the opportunity to creatively express their story through a song. The songs are written to capture the veteran’s personal story so that it is their voice talking about their experiences, but in a way that captures certain universal experiences that others can understand and often relate to.
CreatiVets is now LIVE!! We will be streaming art and music content from guitar classes to songwriting classes to sculpting, painting and drawing. We will be inviting some of the world’s best artists, CreatiVets staff, and even Grammy award-winning songwriters to host and teach these classes!!
CreatiVets Veteran Songs – Listen Now!