July 23, 2020
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!
July 17, 2020
Here Steve Jr. and Sr. have a fun talk about Ludwig and their incredibly influential history in the percussion field. We hope you enjoy!
June 27, 2020
We hope you enjoy this chat with our family friend Dave Victor!
June 18, 2020
Hang with Steve and listen to what he has to say about stick control.
May 16, 2020
This was recorded on the day our last jam session pre covid 19. We had a great time and hope you will enjoy Steve Jr and Charles reminiscing about the early 2000s. Charles is a fantastic creative musician, it is definitely worth checking out his work!
April 25, 2020
Hello friends, just an update concerning our three shops here, Maxwell Drums in Illinois and New York and Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville. We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe!
April 11, 2020
This episode is dedicated to legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney - 1960 - 2020, He was an inspiration to all of us and will be missed. Also on this podcast pianist Oscar Williams II and bass player Paul Kufari.
April 3, 2020
Here we have Steve Sr. giving some insight about cymbals and what musically you can do with them. We hope you enjoy!!
April 1, 2020
In this episode we go over the history of Rogers USA mainly focusing on the era from the 1950s through the 1970s. We hope you enjoy!
March 26, 2020
Here we have the first Steve's sessions where Steve Maxwell Sr. can share some insight with everyone. These are a separate part of our podcast series that includes playing, so you can check it out on Youtube also. We hope you enjoy it!
March 22, 2020
We hope you enjoy this episode! Many more to come, thanks for listening.
March 15, 2020
This is an overview of the big drum manufacturers in the US from between 1900 to 1975. This was a time of great innovation, when some really fine instruments were made. More to come that will focus on each manufacturer individually. We hope you enjoy and can get something out of it!
March 8, 2020
Here is episode 2, Steve Jr. and Sr. focusing on historic drum shops. We hope you enjoy!
February 28, 2020
We are happy to be back to the podcasting world! In this first episode of our new series Steve Jr. interviews Steve Sr. about how he got into music, and about his early life.
March 4, 2015
In this episode, Steve talks about the process of aging for wood shells.  Visit us at
February 4, 2015
In this episode Steve talks about our new monthly jam sessions in Naperville, Illinois.  Visit us at
January 28, 2015
Steve talks about some of the fun stuff he saw at this year's NAMM show.  Visit us at
January 16, 2015
Steve gives us a heads-up on what to expect at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Duration: 5m 12s
October 27, 2014
Steve chats with long-time artist representative Lennie DiMuzio about his days with the Zildjian and Sabian cymbal companies, working with artists like Buddy Rich, Papa Jo Jones, Barrett Deems, and many others. Recorded 10/25/14 at the Meet The Masters event at our NY location.Duration: 11m 12s
September 16, 2014
In this podcast Steve shares his memories of Frank's Drum Shop, the Chicago based shop owned by Maury Lishon. Frank's was one of the finest independent shops in the nation, and Steve tells you what it was like to experience this wonderful, magical place. Let us know how you like this podcast and also what other topics you'd like Steve to cover. Contact Steve directly at
February 2, 2014
In this podcast I provide some information on the import sets that we started to see with frequency back in the 60s. I'm not an expert on the imports but I can give you some guidance as to the type of sets that are worth considering and which ones to avoid. Since quality was not a driving factor on those first import kits it's good to have some information. Thanks! SteveContact Steve at and be sure to visit us on the web at
January 30, 2014
In this podcast I talk about Bob Zildjian, who was not only an incredible influence on me, he was also a wonderful person. And, I ALMOST missed my chance to get to know him. So, take it from me: If you have a chance to cross paths with someone you hold in high regard, don't pass it up. You never know if you'll have another chance. I was lucky. Enjoy.  Contact Steve at and be sure to visit us on the web at Thanks! Steve
January 30, 2014
Steve reviews the new offerings from Craviotto at Winter NAMM, 2014. Contact Steve at and be sure to visit us on the web at
December 15, 2013
Steve talks about the people who influenced him and educated him about vintage drums. This episode focuses on Charlie Donnelly, who was truly "THE guy" when it came to vintage drums.Please email Steve at and let him know how you like our podcasts and also let us know what you'd like to hear in the future. Visit us on the web at
December 12, 2013
Steve Maxwell gives you an overview of the great vintage Ludwig drums from the 50s into the 70s. Let us know how you like our podcasts! Contact Steve at and be sure to visit us on the web at
December 10, 2013
Steve uses the audio track from his Vintage Videos series to discuss the great Gretsch drums from the highly coveted round badge era. Let us know how you like our podcasts. Leave a comment here or contact Steve at, see us on the web at
December 10, 2013
In this episode Steve gives a history of the Gladstone drum company and the invention of his unprecedented three-way tuning system.
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