My Father's War

We Really Don't Have Many Performance Requirements...

...and we like it that way.  We have performed My Father’s War on military posts and bases; in theaters and arts centers; schools (public and private); colleges/universities; retirement communities; libraries; churches; conferences; museums; coffee houses; private homes; art galleries; Chautauquas; and an outdoor military reenactment; as well as Veterans Administration facilities and other veterans’ organizations like MOAA, The American Legion, and the Tennessee Veterans Homes in Clarksville, TN and Asheville, NC.

We’ve performed for one person with a wonderful workshop immediately after and in a 3,000-seat theater, with a well-attended and enthusiastic workshop the next day.  We travel all over the USA and are excited about traveling further. We’ve been to ten states so far, from Nevada to Florida to New York State - and NOT counting Long Island. Yes, Long Island is a state – ask anyone who lives there or who was born there, like Robert. We look forward to traveling to more states soon!

We prefer to drive, especially as part of a tour so we can range farther.  That way, we provide a sound system that serves up to 500 people so that we can perform in widely diverse spaces along our way. There is no set or lighting design – we just need a clear 8’X10’ space and enough light to see and to be seen.  Being elevated (or having the audience raised in steps) is nice.

We also provide two stools, two music stands, a small table, guitar with stand, and hand props.  It’s always nice to have someone to turn the lights on and off – and to help load-in to the performances space and load-out back to our car.

Another wonderful thing about driving: if we get one gig that is for a larger venue and pays a decent fee, then we can also schedule smaller venues and donated performances and workshops.  We can do the smaller venues along the way - or schedule them in the area of the larger venue. It's win-win-win.

We look forward to performances, discussions, workshops, and residencies with you. Send us a note at "Contact Us" and we'll see how we can work together.

Thank you!



My Father's War


To be a catalyst for healing for veterans of all ages with their families and communities: To raise awareness in all audiences of what we ask from those who serve.


Through performances of the highest      quality, post-show discussions, creative workshops, and residencies;  to honor and support our veterans and to help our communities process the social and cultural effects of war with integrity, in an honest and responsible manner.

  Lt. Herschel Ponder 

Please Support My Father's War

We choose not to let money get in the way of our mission. We donate all services to veterans whenever and wherever possible including Veterans organizations of all kinds. In order to make My Father's War affordable for the most people, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation of ANY size by going to: 

You may also mail a check made out to "Fractured Atlas" and send it to 

PO Box 68226, Nashville, TN 37206

Thank You!!