Guitarist John Jorgenson recently returned from a musical tour of Iraq sponsored by Lone Wolf Productions, to entertain the troops. The band included members of the band Orleans and also featured Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult on bass and vocalists Jimi Jamison of Survivor, Skip Martin of Kool & the Gang), and Alex Ligertwood of Santana.
Billed as "Rock and Pop Masters," the band also featured John playing his Gladiator solid-body electric guitar; which was recently introduced by Saga Musical Instruments. At the end of the tour, this guitar was donated to the troops on behalf of John and Saga.
To no one’s surprise, the show was a huge hit with this super group of players making many new friends and playing to appreciative audiences of servicemen and servicewomen wherever they went.
"Of course, we rocked all the classics from all of the bands including the crowd favorite, ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper,’ where Serviceman Kyle McKnight joined in on cowbell," said Jorgenson. "Naturally the crowd enthusiastically cried out for ‘More!’ The entire tour was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and we had a wonderful time entertaining the brave men and women out there protecting our country!"