Soldier Boy Hits the Big Time

Soldier Boy – with lyrics by Marideth Sisco and sung by Van Colbert, will be featured next month at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival!! The film is Debra Granik’s latest entry in strong and edgy independent films, and Soldier Boy is the song chosen for the “outro,” playing under the credits.

“Stray Dog” looks at the lives today of a group of Vietnam War veterans bound together by love, experience and shared horror.

The film was developed by the same independent film crew who brought you the four time Oscar nominated feature film “Winter’s Bone,“ The team, headed by award-winning director Granik, followed the group of veterans who live near Branson, Mo., for three years, filming them in stark and sometimes hilarious detail as they lived, laughed, cried and continued to support one another through a healing process and a bond that has lasted for decades.

The film’s name comes from their leader, Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, whom you may remember as the man who portrayed Ozark family patriarch “Thump” Milton in Winter’s Bone.

Photo by; Sarah Denton

SAMPLER frontSoldier Boy can be found on the latest album released by Juneapple Records – The Best of Juneapple Records, Song Sampler. The Best of includes Wings, sung by Tedi May, Linda Stoffel and Marideth Sisco and from the album Still StandingIn The Bleak Midwinter, sung by Marideth Sisco from her EP album A Christmas OfferingBright Angel sung by Bo Brown from Still StandingThere Is A Time, from Linda Stoffels solo album SongbirdNine Pound Hammer sung by Van Colbert from his album Songs Little Vernie Ain’t Stole YetThese Ozark Hills by Blackberry Winter Band from the album In These Ozark Hills, and other notable songs from the Juneapple collection.

Contact Sarah at to get your copy. Ten dollars plus shipping and handling.

And look for the documentary Stray Dog – starring Ronnie Hall.

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2 Responses to Soldier Boy Hits the Big Time

  1. Marie Steinwachs says:

    Tears in my eyes listening to that song! Thank you for sharing.

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