John DeRosa Band
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John DeRosa Band

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Blues




"Playing live at Martin Guitar Museum"

John DeRosa of Phillipsburg, a longtime musician who works as a filler in Martin’s pre-finishing department, ended the ceremony debuting an original song, titled “13.” The number symbolizes not only the amount of stripes on the American flag but the amount of times guards make folds to the flag at the time of a burial ceremony. DeRosa said he decided to write the patriotic tune after reading an article in August 2021 about fallen soldiers in Afghanistan and a pilot returning bodies from the conflict. One of the deceased soldiers left behind a wife and 5-year-old son, DeRosa said.

When he read an excerpt about how the folded flag was all some families had left to remember loved ones, DeRosa said he became moved to do something to send a message. DeRosa wrote the lyrics and the melody in a week with most of the thoughts coming to him as he worked a quiet 2nd shift.

The “13″ song is available here. DeRosa performed it at a gala this past April for Operation Jersey Cares, as well as on the television show, “Fox and Friends.” It was recently recorded at Holland Studios in Bethlehem, he said.

Within two days of submission, the song was downloaded 1,190 times on American music streaming platforms and another 164 times in Germany, DeRosa said. He hopes to donate any proceeds he receives from the music to families of deceased and wounded U.S. war veterans.

DeRosa said in an interview with following the performance he hopes both the Martin Guitar veterans exhibit and song make people walk away and think. Perhaps, then they’ll also be moved to make a difference, he said. - Lehigh Valley News


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Ghosts in the ruins



We are solo, duo, trio, and full band up to 9 pieces
as a solo artist, I have a charting song of all major streaming, Spotify, ITunes, AmazonMusic, etc… and my songs are licensed to MediaNet and I’m on thousands of business playlists. Here is my website has lots of info…

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