Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 132 - Christopher Butler

SIU – Carbondale (IL) Percussion Professor Chris Butler talks about the school, the city, rock climbing and Illinois’s budget issues (01:30), growing up outside Atlanta and being in a high school rock band (25:15), getting his undergraduate at Columbus State University (GA) (38:15), his master’s at the University of Illinois (47:50), taking a year break to work at West Music/Percussion Source before doing his doctorate at the University of Kentucky (01:00:30), and spending time with the Random Ass Questions (01:19:45).

Finishing with a Rave on Strong Black Legends (01:40:40).


Chris Butler’s homepage

Chris Butler’s SIU homepage

Jessica Butler

Francisco Perez


Bill Moersch

“Pure Black” - Ming Ching-

She-e Wu

Jackson Falls Climbing

James Campbell

Matt Henry

Dan Moore

Free Solotrailer

Dawn Wall trailer

Altgeld Hall

Illinois Budget Impasse

“Warehouse” - Dave Matthews Band

“One” - Metallica

“Paranoid Android” - Radiohead

“Happiness is a Warm Gun” - The Beatles

“Helter Skelter” - The Beatles

“Good Times Bad Times” - Led Zeppelin

“Solo No. 1” - Charley Wilcoxin

“The Connecticut Halftime” - Haskell Harr

Slavoj Zizek

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Success is the Only Option - John Calipari

Eleven Rings - Phil Jackson

The Martian - Andy Weir

Apollo 11 trailer

Andy Hudson

Justin Worley

Paul Vaillancourt

“Khan Variations” - Alejandro Viñao

“Water” - Alejandro Viñao

“Impressions” - Nicolas Martynciow

“Gingersnap” - John S. Pratt

“Kyoto” - John Psathas

Thomas Sherwood

Cloyd Duff Timpani Master Class

Charles Settle

Ricardo Flores

Eighth Blackbird

Don DeLillo and TV Buddha

Katherine Syer

“Night Rhapsody” - John Serry

West Music

Scott Herring

Brandon Arvay

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

“Rhythm Gradation for Timpani” - Toshi Ichiyanagi

“Dances of Earth and Fire” - Peter Klatzow

“13 Drums” - Maki Ishii

“Arabesco Infinito” - Alejandro Viñao

“Phénix” - Francois-Bernard Mache

Ethos Percussion Group

Stanton Moore New Orleans Groove

The Purdie Shuffle

Athens Sonata - Pete Zambito

Falcons-Pats Super Bowl

Michael Vick

“The Waydown” - BINKBEATS


Strong Black Legends