What’s Up South Texas!: Man uses gift of woodworking to reshape sound of music
“I was also playing my guitar more and more.”He said during that time, he realized the sound of a plastic guitar pick bothered him. “Anytime I wanted a different sound or a different timber, I used a different wood,” Oliver said. “You know every wood has a different sound,” Oliver said. “You can really create a whole different sound for yourself. “I am lucky to have come through that because many people don’t,” Oliver said.
What’s Up South Texas!: Military nonprofit helps soldiers, veterans turn stories into songs
San Antonio – A local nonprofit organization is going above and beyond to help soldiers and veterans share their stories through music. “It is a nonprofit founded in San Marcos several years ago,” said Michael Aurora, Air Force veteran, and one of the instructors and founders of the San Antonio Chapter. Having Soldier Songs and Voices in San Antonio has helped men and women from all over the country. The music that comes out of it, not just from San Antonio, but from all over is just amazing." They hope their organization can attract more military people and their families to continue converting their stories into songs, strengthening the brother and sisterhood.