Lock and Load (with Canada's Heroes)
by MCpl Elton Adams
MCpl Elton Adams wrote Lock and Load (with Canada's Heroes) to celebrate the many positive virtues, values and contributions of today’s Canadian soldiers.
MCpl Adams was born and raised in a musical family in Roddickton, Newfoundland. He started singing in church as a preschooler and began playing guitar at the age of 11. MCpl Adams joined the Canadian Forces as a member of 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1 RCHA) and during his 11 years in the Army has deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan.
It was during his pre-deployment training and subsequent deployments that MCpl Adams began to focus on song writing. His first CD entitled “Elton Adams” was released in 2009. He has performed at countless Support the Troops functions and even performed on stage with Blue Rodeo while in Afghanistan. MCpl Adams has received five “Coins of Excellence” from five different generals, including the current Chief of the Defence Staff and his predecessor, for his outstanding musical contributions.
Lock and Load (with Canada's Heroes) recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Canadian soldiers everywhere. From humanitarian aid in earthquake stricken Haiti, to reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan to patrolling Canada’s own high arctic, MCpl Adams’ song is a poignant reminder of the contributions and efforts of these extraordinary Canadians.
The origin of the term “lock and load” refers to the steps required to prepare a musket for firing. The accepted modern meaning of the phrase is “get ready” or “be prepared” as in “lock and load, we need to go.” As MCpl Adams sings, we should all be prepared to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Canada’s heroes.
Artist's Website: http://eltonadams.com