The Brass Junkies Podcast - Pedal Note Media
About This Show
The Brass Junkies, hosted by former Boston Brass members Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, features interviews with the best and brightest brass players in the world. Subject matter includes everything from the serious to the ridiculous, just like the music business.
Most Recent Episode
TBJ 71: Michael Dorn has played tuba for everyone from Leon Redbone to The Philadelphia Orchestra and got to hang out with John Belushi in the 70s, 'nuff said
Michael Dorn has played tuba for everyone from Leon Redbone to The Philadelphia Orchestra and got to hang out with John Belushi in the 70s, 'nuff said. He shared incredible (and hilarious stories) from over 50 years in the business. We hear about how he got started on tuba as a kid, worked his way up through the ranks in Philly, and was taught and influenced by Abe Torchinsky. Brutal tales of playing for the Ringling Brothers Circus, 16 shows a week, bloody chops, working with legendary cornet player and bandleader Merle Evans. He learned to play changes on the fly, passed off his regular gig at Your Father's Mustache to Bob Stewart and got to hang out with John Belushi and Chevy Chase four times in the 70's as part of Leon Redbone's band. As if that weren't enough, he decided that after playing the tuba professionally for 30 years, he needed a change. So he became a chef! LINKS: Tuba Chef article Facebook page All Music bio Want to help the show? Take a minute to leave us a rating and a review on iTunes. The Brass Area of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA is our new partner (and Lance has been teaching euphonium there since 2000). If you are interested in learning more about the program, visit the site HERE! Check out Parker Mouthpieces fine offerings (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models) by clicking PARKER! You can help offset the costs of producing the show by making a small donation at https://www.patreon.com/thebrassjunkies. Your support is greatly appreciated! Last but not least, we are now on Instagram! Follow us at