America, the Musical Melting Pot
As well as being a seasoned musician, multi-instrumentalist, and performer, Brian has long done research in and obtained a university degree in Cultural Musicology, with a focus on roots of American traditional and popular music. Who knew that the pedal steel in country music came from Hawaii? Or that the mandolin in Bluegrass music came over with Italians? Or that the banjo came from Africa?
Invite us, then sit back for a fun, informative program full of entertaining & enlightening stories plus terrific music on guitars, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, dulcimer and more.
Tin Pan Alley
Music in the Movies
Roots of Bluegrass and Country music