The US Army Band, sometimes known as ‘Pershing’s Own,’ is an ensemble of musicians and vocalists from the Army Band.
The ensemble has admirers of all ages and is well-known for its performances.
They sing a variety of music, such as Irish, bluegrass, country, and Americana. The US Army Band, Pershing’s Own,
recently performed with one of their bands, Country Roads, and it was a huge success. The reason
is because the group covers various well-known songs and adds a country and bluegrass flavor to them.
Master Sgt. Dean Woods plays guitar and sings lead for the Country Roads band, and Master Sgt. Marlisa Woods plays fiddle and sings backup.
Moreover, it features Sgt. 1st Class Michael Kramer on banjo and dobro, Sgt. 1st Class Tracy LeBrecque on female lead vocals, and Master Sgt. Jon Voth on pedal steel.
There was also Sgt. 1st Class Eric Seay on bass, Master Sgt. Larry Ferguson on drums, and Staff Sgt. Jan Knutson on the mandolin.
SGM To the online audience, Dave Brown introduces the featured band, ‘Country Roads’ (these are usually virtual concerts of the US Army Band).
He tells the audience that the band is among the most well-known and entertaining groups and that he was there to see them, live from Brucker Hall.
The female lead vocalist, Sgt. 1st Class Tracy LeBrecque, kicks off the performance with a lovely rendition of ‘Traveling Soldier’ by Bruce Robison.
The famous song describes the story of a soldier who starts up a discussion with a Vietnamese schoolgirl and their heartbreaking relationship.
The following song is a bluegrass rendition of ‘Rocket Man’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, performed by Master Sgt. Dean Woods. He performs Jimmy Fortune’s ‘More than a Name on a Wall’ as well.
The band closes their performance with the cheerful song ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ by John Martin before the skilled lead singer performs a
rendition of the 1971 classic ‘Country Roads’ by John Denver. During the final performance, SGM Dave Brown concludes by wishing everyone a safe trip home.