Award-winning author and singer-songwriter Alex Woodard celebrated the launch of his new book and album, For the Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, by holding a holiday concert at the Belly Up Tavern. Alex’s book and album feature real love letters from Sgt. John K. Fuller, who served in the Vietnam War. To support Alex’s most recent project, notable musicians such as Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, and Jack Tempchin of The Eagles performed at the show. In addition, local musicians such as Molly Jensen, Nena Anderson, and Vista native Sean Watkins joined the lineup.

In partnership with Switchfoot’s Bro-Am Foundation, proceeds from the event, together with donations, went toward Team RWB’s surf camp for veterans. A portion of proceeds from Alex’s book will also be donated to causes such as Shelter to Soldier, Team RWB, and the Swiftsure Equine Therapy Ranch. Learn more at