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Tandy Culpepper Talks with Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter John Ondrasik AKA Five For Fighting: Ukraine and Afghanistan, Music & More

You may know him as John Ondrasik. You may know him by his stage name Five for Fighting. No matter. By any name, this acclaimed singer- songwriter is recognized throughout the music industry as one of America’s greatest balladeers. Think Superman and 100 Years.

Last year, Ondrasik set out on an arduous and perilous journey. After Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, John sat down at his piano and composed Can One Man Save the World. It’s a paean to Ukraine and a soaring anthem that begged for an orchestral accompaniment.

Rather than perform the composition at home in Los Angeles, John secured approval from the Ukrainian government to come to Kyiv. There he produced a music video with the Ukrainian Orchestra

On October 15th, only last month, the Ukrainian rock band Antytila performed in Los Angeles as part of their North American tour. In a surprise turn, John joined them to sing Can One Man Save the World in a duet with front man Taras Topolia.

John devotes much of his off-stage energy in philanthropic work. Find out more on this website:

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