COME HOME AMERICA
Influenced and inspired throughout his career by the Great American Songbook, Marcus Goldhaber has turned to America’s military heroes for his patriotic composition, "Come Home America."
In a bold departure from the jazz-pop stylings that have earned the New York artist high praise from People Magazine to JazzTimes, "Come Home America" is a reflection of his respect and admiration for those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. It follows Goldhaber’s acclaimed third album, Almost Love, as a spirited ode to U.S. troops around the world, not bound by musical genre. Produced in Nashville by Cliff Goldmacher (Ke$ha) with the intimate and accessible approach that is Goldhaber’s signature, “Come Home America” is the Buffalo native’s impassioned call to reunite the troops with their families after more than a decade of war, picking up where George McGovern's 1972 Presidential nomination acceptance speech of the same name left off. Four decades later, “Come Home America” aims to improve and strengthen the dialogue between civilians and military families for years to come, while honoring and empowering injured service members.
“Come Home America” originally appeared last fall on the Project Eleven charity compilation, and the reaction moved Goldhaber to create this entirely new recording. Released and celebrated on Veterans Day 2013, “Come Home America” is not just a song but a movement, with Goldhaber and the Come Home America Band mounting a yearlong tour which will bring the music to concert halls and stadiums as well as military bases and parades around the world. Goldhaber regularly entertains at Manhattan’s top Jazz/Cabaret venues (including Birdland, The Kitano, Iridium) and has performed for members of the UN and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
“Our soldiers signed up for a broad mission – to serve and protect the United States of America,” says Goldhaber. “But they do not decide how their skills and abilities are to be utilized or how their energy, strength, endurance and their human capacity are nurtured. It feels as though our troops have been exhausted over the past decade and it is time for them to come home.“