McGraw’s latest songs honor veterans
Nashville singer, songwriter, and Dunkirk native Sean Patrick McGraw, has recorded two new songs to honor veterans.
These songs are a collaboration involving the local “No One Forgets” project headed by George H Burns II of Fredonia and Richard Titus of Dunkirk, and the book “My Dear Jen” authored by George Burns and his mother Rosamond.
The first song and associated music video “No One Forgets” musically and visually delivers a somber tribute to all the men from Chautauqua County who have lost their lives in our nations conflicts.
The book of the same title is now in its fifth edition. The sixth edition will be released with a CD containing McGraw’s new songs, as well as others he previously recorded that are an appropriate addition to this project.
The “No One Forgets” project includes local and other subject matter experts who research and document the stories of our heroes.
These contributors include John Kuzdale of Dunkirk, John Fedyszyn, Ryan Deas of Fredonia, a Midshipman First Class at the Naval Academy, and former naval academy graduate and professor Alan Whiting, Ph.D.
The song “My Dear Jen,” is a love song based on the letters that Rosamond Burns father, Donald Gillespie, sent to her mother Jen from the trenches of World War I, including his observations at the moment the war ended on Nov. 11.
McGraw’s new songs are available on I Tunes and all major music distribution services.
The sixth edition of “No One Forgets” will be available in the spring.
McGraw states that the COVID crisis has greatly curtailed his touring engagements but is hopeful he’ll be returning to and entertaining Western New York as soon as possible.