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 . . .



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.


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.


Remember the Alamo

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


Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Pirates

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


Erie Canal

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


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."

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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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