Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 139 - James Doyle

Adams State University (CO) Percussion Professor James Doyle stops by to talk about getting the ASU job and fundraising with local potato kingmakers (01:55), growing up in North St. Louis and his illustrious High School Show Choir career (27:35), going to the University of Central Missouri for undergrad (46:30), LSU for his master’s (56:40), his military band career and playing all over the world (01:12:30), his doctoral program at UNLV and the focus on article writing (01:32:50), and goes all in on the Random Ass Questions (01:44:00).

Finishing with a Rave on Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride (01:59:45).


James Doyle’s Homepage

James Doyle’s Adams State page

James Doyle’s New Music USA page

Tracy Doyle

Alamosa Microbreweries


Dean Gronemeier

Tim Jones

Gary Cook

Mike Sekelsky

Doug Smith

“Listen to Your Heart” - Roxette

“Fascinatin’ Rhythm” - George Gershwin

The Cowboys - John Williams

“Chili Con Carne”

Future Sounds - David Garibaldi

MMPAT 2020

Chris Treloar

Percussion Keyboard Technic - Thomas McMillan

Essential Styles - Steve Houghton

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer - Jim Chapin

Syncopation for the Modern Drummer - Ted Reed

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - James Basta

Fantasy on Japanese Wood Prints - Alan Hovhaness

Concertino for Xylophone and Piano - Toshiro Mayuzumi

Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra - Paul Creston

“Cold Pressed” - Dave Hollinden

“Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm” - Dave Hollinden

“Surface Tension” - Dave Hollinden

“Raga No. 1” - Bill Cahn

John Raush

Michael Kingan

Brett Dietz

Gerry DiNardo

Nick Saban

George Crumb

Joan Tower

“Third Construction” - John Cage

“Psappha” - Xenakis

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion - Bela Bartok

Matt Thomas

Rich Holly

Robert Chappell


Michael Spiro

Jesus Diaz

“Omphalo Centric Lecture” - Nigel Westlake

“Trio Per Uno” - Zivkovic

“Piru Bole” - John Bergamo

Daniel Kennedy

“Workers Union” - Louis Andriessen

“Ogoun Badagris” - Christopher Rouse

“Friends in Low Places” - Garth Brooks

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E” - Travis Tritt

“Redneck Woman” - Gretchen Wilson

Kurt Rasmussen

John O’Neal

City Museum, St. Louis

A Time to Kill trailer

Anchorman trailer

Elf trailer

Top Gun trailer

Concert Honesty podcast

The Joe Rogan podcast

American History Tellers podcast

Up and Vanished podcast


Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend