This assignment is seeking a creative singer who can take old patriotic songs, that less and less Americans remember, or even know about, and sing them in the style of The Steve Miller Band, Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynrd, Elton John, John Mellencamp (like Rockin' in the U.S.A.)., or even more current sounding artists, etc. and inspire a new generation of Americans to learn more about these American anthems, and the meaning of them in American history.
Especially for younger children, and twenty-somethings, we seek to build a greater sense of pride and honor for their country within them, with these songs, even if many of them might not yet fully understand what it means to be a responsible citizen, and we'd like to help them learn a bit of our country's history (the Revolution, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc.), at the same time.
Today's youth are more likely to hear the latest pop music on YouTube, Vimeo, or on television, or on videos on Snapchat, Instagram, etc., than any patriotism-themed programming, and we'd like to change that, even if only in some small way. Here are the songs that we would like to work with:
1) Star Spangled Banner
2) Yankee Doodle
3) Battle Hymn of the Republic
5) Oh Susannah
6) This Land is My Land
7) Grand Old Flag
8) Over There
9) America the Beautiful
If this sounds like a project that would fit your passion, and would challenge your creative spirit, then I'd certainly like to hear from you, and let's do something here completely different together. Thanks.