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July 28, 2021 @ 2:15 pm

Episode 19 - Steve Jr. And Sr. Shop Update - Arnie Lang Tribute In Our New Podcast Space

Hello again everyone, here with another installment of our podcast. Just a shop update here, with some Craviotto news and a sad note and tribute. Arnie Lang renown NY city percussionist and owner of Lang Gladstone has passed away. He lived a tremendously productive and important life with great influence in bringing back the genius innovations of the Gladstone snare drum with it's three way tuning system for modern players.  We will all miss him and give thanks for all that he did to enrich our world during his life. 

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May 22, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

Episode 18 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With Our Good Friend Local Drummer And Drum Shop Expert Paul Jacki

Paul Jacki is a household name in certain circles around Chicagoland. He has worked in just about every successful drum shop from Frank's to Drums Ltd. to The Drum Pad.  We here at Maxwell Drums have been friends with Paul for many years with my father first meeting him back at Frank's in the seventies/eighties and Jr. experiencing his first drum shop (The Drum Pad) during Paul's time there. Paul is a great jazz player also with plenty of enjoyable stories to tell! We are happy to have him here with all of his insights and knowledge for this fun dialog, enjoy!!

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April 7, 2021 @ 1:59 pm

Episode 17 - Steve Maxwell Jr. And Sr. Talk on the history Of The Slingerland Drum Company

This is our talk on the history of one of Chicago's own historic drum manufacturing companies, Slingerland. This company made many innovations over the years, and we try to touch on many of these. They had their own personal sound that you really can not miss and is rarely replicated today. They are also soon to see a renaissance as the name is now owned by DW and they have big plans for the future! We hope you enjoy this episode.  

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December 5, 2020 @ 4:08 pm

Episode 16 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With My Buddy Local Drummer/Recording Studio Owner Charlie Dresser

Here me and a friend of mine have a talk about drums and music. We get into modern players of interest, and all sorts of fun stuff involving recording and other musical aspects. We hope you enjoy!!

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November 6, 2020 @ 4:39 pm

Episode 15 - Steve Maxwell Jr. Steve Sr. Maxwell And Fork’s Drum Shop Update

Fun podcast here with both Steves on how things are at the shop and also on some new cool products to check out. We hope you enjoy!

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September 9, 2020 @ 4:29 pm

Episode 14 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With Local Guitarist And Educator Chris Wilson

Here we have a fun conversation with our friend Chris Wilson the owner of The Academy Of Music And Art in Westmont Illinois. We get into his history and musicianship and current events and how they are effecting education. We hope you enjoy!

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September 3, 2020 @ 5:29 pm

Episode 13 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With Local Drummer And Friend Tim Wilsey

Tim is a good friend who has been a musician in the Chicagoland area for many years. He has been a good friend of the shops and even helps us out sometimes during the drum show. He provides some insight into ways to create a career in music also, we hope you enjoy!

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August 19, 2020 @ 6:46 pm

Episode 12 - Steve Maxwell Jr. And Sr. Focusing On The Fibes Drum Company

The Fibes Drum Company made fiberglass and acrylic drums, later getting into wood drums also. Here we have some info on how they got started and how Steve Maxwell Sr. was introduced to this innovative brand. Really worth listening, check it out!

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July 23, 2020 @ 5:42 pm

Episode 11 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With Multiple Instrumentalist Steve Hart Talk On Many Subjects

Steve Hart is a good friend of the shop, we have enjoyed many jam sessions together. He is a bass, tuba and drum set player. In this podcast we get into many subjects including agriculture, a little different than usual but we hope you will enjoy it all the same!

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July 17, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

Episode 10 - Steve Maxwell Jr. With Steve Sr. On Ludwig Drums

Here Steve Jr. and Sr. have a fun talk about Ludwig and their incredibly influential history in the percussion field. We hope you enjoy!

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