The Brass Junkies


The Brass Junkies is hosted by the founders of Pedal Note Media, Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke. Each episode features interviews with the best brass players in the world and covers everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.


Previous guests of The Brass Junkies have included:

  • Sam Pilafian (formerly of Empire Brass and Boston Brass)

  • Joe Alessi (New York Philharmonic)

  • Mary Bowden (Seraph Brass)

  • Carol Jantsch (Philadelphia Orchestra)

  • David Childs (International Euphonium Soloist)

  • Jennifer Montone (Philadelphia Orchestra)

  • Tage Larsen (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

  • Marty Hackleman (formerly of the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, National Symphony Orchestra)

  • Ryan Anthony (Dallas Symphony and formerly of the Canadian Brass)

  • JD Shaw (formerly of Boston Brass)

  • Donna Parkes (Louisville Orchestra)

  • Rex Richardson (International Trumpet Soloist)


Bonus Content

Patrons of The Brass Junkies have access to bonus episodes with every guest, monthly episodes of four exclusive podcasts: the Jacobs Quotes Podcast, the Music Practice Coach Podcast, Deep Thoughts with Lance, and the Performance & Pedagogy Podcast and more!