The Early American Brass Band Podcast

by Chris Troiano, Stephen Cannistraci

The EABB Podcast focuses on providing information about past and current Early American (19th-century) brass bands through interviews, lectures, and musical recordings. Each episode will have a topic (specific bands, bandleaders, instruments, composers, etc..) or guest (historian, bandleader, active musician) that the participants will talk about. The participants can be any combination of host, co-host, and guest. The goal of... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E10 - 50 - Interview with Dr. Gordon "Buddy" Cooke: The Bugle in the United States

    S03 E10 - 50 - Interview with Dr. Gordon "Buddy" Cooke: The Bugle in the United States

    Episode 50 is our fantastic conversation with Dr. Gordon "Buddy" Cooke, author of the Anthology of Bugle Music. Buddy, Chris, and Stephen talk about the reserach that went into creating this book, as well as the history of how the...

    01:08:50
  • S03 E09 - 49 - Interview with Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson: Shout Bands in the United States

    S03 E09 - 49 - Interview with Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson: Shout Bands in the United States

    Episode 49 is our fantastic conversation with Dr. Joseph Jefferson about Shout Bands in the United States, an under-researched topic and not well known part of brass history in the United States. Dr. Jefferson devoted his doctoral...

    59:50
  • S03 E08 - 48 - Interview with Dr. Joel Crawford: Reflections on Early Band Performance

    S03 E08 - 48 - Interview with Dr. Joel Crawford: Reflections on Early Band Performance

    Episode 48 features recording engineer Dr. Joel Crawford. Dr. Crawford is a former cornetist with Saxton's Cornet Band and author of "Performance Practice of Brass Band Music of the American Civil War: A Perspective from Saxton's ...

    01:03:47
  • S03 E07 - 47 - Interview with Kenneth Serfass: The Antebellum Marine Band

    S03 E07 - 47 - Interview with Kenneth Serfass: The Antebellum Marine Band

    Episode 47 is our conversation with Kenneth Serfass, leader of The Antebellum Marine Band, and Ulysses S Grant reenactor. In the episode we discuss Kenneth's time in the Marine Corps, what led him to start The Antebellum Marine Ba...

    01:16:30
  • S03 E06 - 46 - Interview with Kenneth Brungess: Gold Rush Brass Bands

    S03 E06 - 46 - Interview with Kenneth Brungess: Gold Rush Brass Bands

    Episode 46 is our conversation with Kenneth Brungess, author of Gold Rush Maestro: The Journal of August Wetterman, and researcher of California Gold Rush era brass bands. In the episode we discuss the history of gold rush bands, ...

    01:11:21