From Benjamin Doerr, December 2010...
This project is just the beginning of what I think will be a lifelong process of telling my grandfather’s story – in particular his war experience in the south of France, where he grew up under German occupation and fought with the Free French to liberate his country.
His is a humble yet complex journey, and while it is wholly his many of the experiences are, no doubt, shared by the young men that marched beside him creating a collective history that is forever bound in war – but also in love.
There are many ways to tell a story. I am touched that my grandfather has shared his with me, and I feel moved to present this part of my family history in a way that feels most authentic and natural to me– through music.
released December 4, 2010
all songs written & recorded by Benjamin Doerr
mixed & mastered by Justin Froese
*backing vocals for War Love engineered & performed by Justin Froese
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