The Lane James Band Ptsd Benefit Concert

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Hard Rock Cafe Seattle says
The Lane James Band is playing the Hard Rock Cafe! The Lane James band has been holding benefit concerts for returning vets with PTSD for the last six years throughout the Northwest.

The creation of the Lane James Band was twofold: to raise awareness and funds for the Soldiers Project, and to create great music!

For those of you who have not yet checked out this band’s music, here’s a little backstory. Lane James returned from the Vietnam war in 1970, only to see for himself the lack of government support for returning veterans. Living with PTSD made him seek out ways to cope, and one of those ways was turning to music, which was something he was surrounded by from an early age.

However, Lane wanted to make sure his music helped those, who, like him, were left to deal with their trauma, seemingly without a solution in sight. That is why for over six years, the Lane James Band has played benefit shows for the Soldiers Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing post 9/11 veterans with the help and care they need–at no cost to them!

The band made the decision to combine their much awaited album release, “I Just Wanna Talk To You”, with a benefit show for the organization, which took place on January 22, from 5-8PM at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont.

The results speak for themselves: $2,000 raised and a packed venue of people who called it “one great party!” The band played their new tracks from the album to the very receptive audience, including “A Perfectly Good Waste of Money”, which Lane himself has stated is in reference to the fact that people do not buy physical copies of music anymore.

The music had everyone up and dancing to the blues and rhythm fuse the band is known for, with the first set being dedicated to the new material, and the second to their older hits like “Unchain My Heart” and “I’m a Man”.

But a great show with people moving was not all this band was focused on that evening. They were able to engage the crowd about the work they do to support Soldiers Project, and had an honest conversation about the stories of returning vets and effective ways to deal with PTSD.

With over $2,000 raised, Lane James was just wrong about one thing: the album clearly not a ‘perfectly good waste of money’!

To find out more about the Soldiers Project, visit their website https://www.thesoldiersproject.org/
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