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Heroes’ Voices – Ten Years of Service

 Sometimes, I have to pinch myself. I had a dream of bringing music and poetry to Veterans, especially those recovering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), to help them build community and learn how to cope with civilian life. Thanks to your support, I have been […]

Ten Years Later

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Heroes’ Voices In celebration of this milestone, we presented a concert event featuring some of the veterans who have been a part of our programming and some of the “faculty” from Heroes’ Voices who serve them. The concert was a personal musical story that recounted […]

Singing for Heroes – A Musical Journey

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Heroes’ Voices Rick Harrell created Heroes’ Voices in 2013 to provide veterans with the healing power of music. Heroes’ Voices has served thousands of veterans in Northern California and across the country. Working with veterans may seem like an unusual choice for Rick, who has […]


It’s been some time since the tragedy of veteran’s suicide has been on the front pages of the news, but that tragedy continues. Something important to remember on this Veterans Day: Every day an average of 15 veterans end their own lives. I have been surprised that no major singer-songwriter […]

Guitars for Heroes

Heroes’ Voices has been touching the lives of veterans for the last nine years. Over that time, we have brought the healing power of music to thousands of veterans. We initially focused on in-person programming in the San Francisco Bay area, but soon expanded our outreach north providing veteran’s music […]

Rick Harrell Wins Jefferson Award for Public Service

A few days ago, I received a surprising phone call with the news that I had been selected to receive a Regional Bay Area Jefferson Award for my work with veterans through Heroes’ Voices. Jennifer Mistrot, a producer with KPIX television, explained that Jefferson Awards are given to people who […]