Aug 20 2012
Live music tours promoting education and awareness of mental health issues and well being programs. Current projects include: Stigma Tour (College Campuses USA) & American Hero’s Tour. Details will be posted as the tour dates are finalized.
Music for Mental Health, in Partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, would like to announce “The Wounded Warrior American Hero’s Tour featuring Tommy Edwards’ All American Southern Rock Review”. The mission of the tour is to raise Hero’s who sacrifice everything to ensure our freedom. The band is fronted Tommy Edwards, the founder of the Music for Mental Health and it’s parent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization The Heart of Virginia Foundation Inc. Edwards created the Heart of Virginia in the wake of the shootings at his alma mater, Virginia Tech that left 33 dead, many more wounded, and a community in shattered, as a way to help the community heal and to raise awareness for a need for better mental health education and services, and by diminishing sigma to build bridges of understanding.
Tommy has enlisted the help of Southern Rocks God of Thunder, Artimus Pyle of Ronnie Van Zant’s Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Lynard Skynard, on Drums and a rotating cast of some of the finest southern rockers including members of the Greg Allman Band, Blackfoot, the Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and many more.
Edwards a former All- American halfback set both school and NCAA records and led the nation in scoring for half the session as a freshman at Virginia Tech. Tommy played two sessions at Va Tech and one session at Boise State before Mental Illness derailed his life.
It was in art, poetry, and music where he expressed his inner self where Tommy for inner Peace and began a long journey to recovery. Tommy uses art and music to educate groups and communities about Integrated Wellness and how Mental Health plays a pivotal role in General Well-being.
The Wounded Warrior American Hero’s Tour will conduct performances at VA hospitals, military bases, and at community events across the United States.
CD Release This fall!