War Poets is a Minneapolis-based band that released their debut album, Dulce et Decorum Est November 13, 2012. Some of the best musicians and songwriters in the Midwest came together in a sole purpose to deliver socially pertinent and conscious music as well as an eclectic mix of fun rock songs and serious ballads that listeners will love and appreciate. The band chosen for the record is a combination of songwriters working in collaboration with other musicians. Two well-known and award-winning producers were selected for this project: Grammy winner Kevin Bowe from Minneapolis and Stephen McKnight from Philadelphia. Seventeen new songs are on this album: 7 ballads and 10 rock songs, and they are presented as such in separate CDs or Internet downloads. Two videos – Close Enough and Will You Be There – were released in 2012. Close Enough is about marriage equality and is dedicated to the memory of the Stonewall uprisings in NYC from June of 1969, and has over 250,000 views on You Tube. Will You Be There has over 45,000 views on You Tube.
War Poets’ CD release was December 7, 2012 in Minneapolis. Their music is played nationally on radio, including both AAA and college radio, including a #1 most played album recently at KSJS radio in San Jose, CA. War Poets are playing at this year’s Red Gorilla Music Festival during SXSW in Austin, TX. Nine licenses have been offered through Tinderbox Music in Minneapolis for TV and film usage.
Currently, War Poets are playing locally in Minneapolis and preparing for recording new songs, recently written by Rex Haberman, Jenny Case, and Matt Kirkwold.
War Poets: Jenny Case – bass, vocals, Rex Haberman – vocals, guitar
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