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Willy Pete is a network of professional musicians, singers, songwriters and artists who donate their time to give back to the American warrior.  The band is assembled from musicians and artist from all across the country.  The best of the best come together to create a "super band" of sorts in order to provide quality entertainment for troops and their families.  They have performed at military hospitals, high schools, chapels, clubs, USO stations and have worked with MWR, USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Red Cross and other amazing organizations that help to raise moral in our armed forces.

In 2004 Willy Pete visited Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where they went room to room playing for wounded warriors. This was the ignition point for a career of serving troops. In 2010 the band began a partnership with the USO & Wounded Warrior Project performing a various events.  These partnerships have resulted in Willy Pete performing 2-3 tours to Europe per year for 5 years and numerous shows in the States.

In addition to bringing "a little bit of home" through their music Willy Pete has worked with companies to provide free guitars, CDs, T-Shirts and other gifts to the troops and their family members.  Some of the companies have included Red Bull, NASCAR, Harley Davidson, Copely Guitars, M&Ms, Dinsey and Margaritaville.

The band is versatile and is able to adapt to any need the venue has. From a single singer/songwriter to a small acoustic set to a full on 6 piece rock band. Some of the songs in their set list are as follows:

Summer of '69, Beat It, Free Falling, Hysteria, Jailhouse Rock, My Town, Live Like you Were Dying, Livin' on a Prayer, One Headlight, I'm Alright, Hey Jude, Sweet Home Alabama, We're an American Band, Hard to Handle, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Folcom Prison Blues, Higher Ground, and more...

In May 2015 a group of Willy Pete songwriters spent a week in Ramstein & Landstuhl, Germany writing songs about and for the American warrior. The sophomore Willy Pete CD is in pre-preproduction, will include the best inspirational original songs and will feature the most accomplished and talented artists.  Set to be released in 2016 be on the lookout for a Willy Pete tour in your area.


Writing for the troops 

Willy Pete is in working on their 2nd full length recording project. In order to capture the full scope of the life of a warrior and put it on this project, the band traveled to Germany. From April 27 to May 9 They spent time in Ramstein and Landstuhl interacting with wounded, vets, active duty and many more. Between playing shows and hearing stories they were able to write 8 brand new songs that will be included in the album. Keep you eye out in early 2016 for Willy Pete's sophomore cd release.

Summer Tour 2013 

Willy Pete and Good Luck Penny just got off an amazing tour throughout Europe. We started in Naples, Italy performing for the Naval Base and the people of Naples. There were around 4000 people in attendance and we met incredible troops serving over there. Our concert ended just as the biggest firework show I've ever seen started.

Then we took a train and a van up to Germany. We played for 5000 troops and their family members at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart. We have great friends there in Stuttgart and it was amazing seeing them again.

On July 4th we performed a rooftop concert at Hotel Christine in Landstuhl, Germany. Can't think of a more picturesque place to perform. We met some great vets, active duty as well as local Germans. It was one of the best Independence Day events I've ever been a part of.

Then we went south into Switzerland where we performed for a youth camp. We had the chance to reach out to hundreds of kids including lots of military brats. The scenery and the connections we made there was breath taking!

For all of you who helped us financially to go over there we can't say thank you enough.

Talk to you soon!

AFN reports... 

 We just returned from a 14 day trip to Germany to serve the troops and found a couple of AFN (Armed Forces Network) reports about the band.  So proud of each musician that donates their time to say with their actions as well as their words that they love the troops!

May 2012 Tour 

We just returned from an unbelievable trip to Germany where we played for over 2500 troops at 3 different military bases.  The band had the opportunity to once again tour the halls of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where we met the troops, gave out gifts and performed a few songs for them.  We spent much of the time teary eyed from these encounters with real live heros who have SUCH great attitudes given the situation in which they find themselves.  

We've added a PHOTO album of the tour...please stop by and check it out!

2012 Winter Tour 

We just returned from a tour where we performed 13 shows in 4 countries in 15 days.  Every stop of our tour overwhelmed us by the committment of our armed forces personell.  Through a partnership with RedBull, NASCAR & Margaritaville we were able to provide lots of free gifts for the troops stationed in Italy, Belgium, Germany & Switzerland.

One of the highlights of our tour was visiting Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.  The patients and wounded warriors we met were so inspiring.  Visit our Photo album to see some more highlights of the tour.  

- WP

Free Christmas Music 

Willy Pete has worked quickly to provide a short holiday gift for the troops.  This 4 song EP contains 4 great songs sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.  "So This is a Merry Little Christmas", "This Time of Year", "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silver Bells".  Please spread the word to all the veterans and active duty troops you know.  
Merry Christmas!
- WP

CD Release!! 

Willy Pete has released it's first CD.  You can pick up your copy HERE.  If you'd like to help the band provide these CDs at no cost to our troops visit our STORE for more info how.

Crucible Fund Raiser 

On Thursday Nov. 10 Willy Pete performed for a fund raiser supporting their efforts through the Crucible Campaign to serve the troops.  Special guest Senior Master Sergeant Timothy Carentz was the keynote speaker.  SMSgt Carentz shared his experiences as a first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11, as the medic for President Bush, his work caring for wounded warriors and his impressions of Willy Pete and The Crucible Campaign.   

It was a fantastic night of vision casting for the future and Willy Pete is proud to be a part of The Crucible Campaign.  To find out more information about this great mission visit

- WP

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