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Best Do-Gooders Phoenix 2011 - Arizona Coalition for Military Families

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to take their terrible toll on Arizonans. So many loved ones have died while serving our country, or have been injured on the battlefield (or wherever), or simply have been separated from their families for years on end. In generations past, military veterans and their families often had nowhere to turn but to that bureaucratic nightmare known simply as the VA, short for Veterans Administration (or Very Apathetic). But thanks to this very cool public/private partnership — which includes the Arizona National Guard, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, and a whole bunch of other folks — many services are far more readily available these days for souls who are suffering from traumatic brain injury, looking for work, or just need counseling for themselves and their families. Things are far from perfect for our nation's returning vets in this area, obviously. But this coalition is a step in the right direction, which is saying a lot in these difficult times.
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ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: JAMES BAILEY 6024057402WHO:LOOSE CANNONS BLUES BANDWHAT: FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF R&B, BLUES AND JAZZWHERE:AMVETS Post 65, 1303 W. Grant St, DOWNTOWN Phoenix, Arizona WHEN:Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 p.m.WHY:HAVE FUN, FEEL GOOD, ENJOY MUSIC & CELEBRATE IRAQ WAR’s END!Admission: FREE!AMVETS POST 65 AND LOOSE CANNONS BLUES BAND HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTTO WELCOME HOME RETURNING VETERANS AND CELEBRATE THE END OF THE IRAQ WARPhoenix, Arizona (12/13/2011) – The LOOSE CANNONS BLUES BAND will perform Blues at the weekly free community concert series put on every Sunday from 8:00 P.M. UNTIL 11:00 P.M at AMVETS Post 65, 1303 W. Grant St. (13th Ave. & Grant) in beautiful DOWNTOWN Phoenix. Call (602) 257-9016 for venue information. This Sunday we will celebrate the end of the Iraq War and honor the Veterans who were in that conflict with a big Welcome Home! Donations are welcome to help raise money to support programs which help our Veterans.Musicians and Vocalists are welcome to sit in.The Loose Cannons Band combines Dr. Fish (Keyboards), Tom “T-Bone” Dailey (Rhythm/Lead Guitar), James Bailey (drums) and Jeff Farias (Bass) and Ben Hughes (Sax) to bring the best of BLUES and R&B to Phoenix area residents. Dr. Fish is the quintessential BLUES and R&B keyboard player and needs little introduction as he has performed in the Valley with his band for over 30 years and all over the world with Little Milton, whom he toured with for many years. Tom “T-Bone” Dailey has played guitar in the valley and is well known and liked. Jeff Farias plays the upright and electric bass, working, recording, and touring as a professional musician. Jeff also performs with a wide range of artists in and around the Valley. Jeff has appeared on and produced more than 30 CD’s in his music career. James Bailey has been the power behind the Cannons as its drummer for over 20 years.The Loose Cannons Blues band has performed regularly in the Phoenix area for over 20 years. They have been featured numerous times on Channel 3’s ‘Good Morning Arizona’ and have been the opening act for such greats as Bobby Blue Bland, Kenny Neal and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes! In addition to BLUES The Loose Cannons also perform Rockabilly, Zydeco, Jazz, and R&B at private parties, graduations, birthdays, wakes and weddings, all over the valley. For more information about the The Loose Cannons Blues Band contact James Bailey at: (602) 405-7402 Email: or go to


Not only is the "Best of " here in the Phoenix area, but it is actually getting national attention as the "best practices" model for other states.

Arizona is rapidly becoming the most Veterans supportive state in the nation...because of the hard work and efforts of people like the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, the Unified Arizona Veterans, the Arizona Veterans Foundation, and, of course, Arizona's university system: ASU, UofA, and NAU.