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 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
  • S03 E05 - 45 - Interview with Randi Bulla: British Brass Bands in the United States

    S03 E05 - 45 - Interview with Randi Bulla: British Brass Bands in the United States

    Episode 45 is our fantastic conversation with Randi Bulla, past President of the North American Brass Band Association, solo horn with Brass of the Potomac, and member of the National Capital Band of the Salvation Army. We discuss...

    01:07:16
  • S03 E04 - 44 - Interview with Jim Ludlam: The Fort Delaware Cornet Band

    S03 E04 - 44 - Interview with Jim Ludlam: The Fort Delaware Cornet Band

    Episode 44 is our great conversation with Jim Ludlam, principal musician of the Fort Delaware Cornet Band, historian, and author. Jim speaks with us about how he got involved in 19th century brass bands, founding the modern Fort D...

    01:19:59
  • S03 E03 - 43 - Interview with Jari Villanueva: Music For and About Abraham Lincoln

    S03 E03 - 43 - Interview with Jari Villanueva: Music For and About Abraham Lincoln

    Episode 43 is our conversation with recurring guest Jari Villanueva about all things Abraham Lincoln. Chris, Stephen, and Jari discuss Lincoln’s love for music, his favorite tunes, relationship with the Marine Band, and how music ...

    01:23:29