About Me

Blending History and Music

Brandt has morphed his many skills - as a former CEO, professional folk singer, student of history - into a career as a professional storyteller who blends history with music. His lively, interesting and innovative sessions are one-of-a-kind. Book Brandt for a speaking engagement today or contact him for more information.


Listen to sample of music.

video: Brandt in action

Check out this short clip of Brandt singing "Follow The Drinking Gourd" from the "Game Changers" series . . .

Presentations

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Women of the West

Fascinating true stories about Cynthia Ann Parker, the women of the Oregon Trail and Annie Oakley. One hour with traditional folk music about the times.

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Two Civil War Stories

A one hour program featuring music and history about a love letter from Sullivan Ballou and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin’s leadership at Gettysburg.

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Remember the Alamo

History and music that explains why this was so important to the United States' Westward expansion. One hour.

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Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Pirates

The story of one of our greatest American heroes and our war in the Barbary Coast.

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Erie Canal

The canal that changed our country.  An "eleven foot ditch" that opened up the West and the expansion of our destiny.

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The Miracle of the Revolution

The victory of the colonies over a vastly superior military force was not an orchestrated grand plan.  It was a combination of tenacity, heroism, coincidence, luck and perhaps some miracles.

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All programs include music - others include:

Kit Carson, "hero or villain?"; John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon; Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells; Abigail Adams - "Founding Mother"; The Dust Bowl '"The day that the sky turned black"; Jackie Robinson and Moe Berg; Great baseball stories -"The Real Natural", Field of Dreams, and other baseball stories;

"The greatest lawman of the West - Bass Reeves"; 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and heroes of WWI and WWII; and other stories of our country.

Special programs for seniors (also includes folk music!)

The Story of S.I.D. (Seniors in Denial) - why are seniors so reluctant to control their own destiny?  The story of Brandt and his wife's decision to sell their home, downsize and move to a senior residence........"when they wanted to and not when they had to".

"Living with Strangers" - Moving to a senior residence......"it really is not so different than everything we did earlier in our lives."

Quotes from Attendees

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Video from More of Brandt's Game Changers Series:

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Contact Brandt to find out more about availability and bookings, discuss your event, etc.

Email: brandtross@bellsouth.net

Brandt is based in Atlanta, GA

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