Bryan Wright

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About Bryan Wright

Hi! I'm Bryan Wright, host of The Shellac Stack. I'm a pianist, record producer, and musicologist at the University of Pittsburgh. This weekly hour-long program is my salute to the music and musicians from all walks that made the era of 78 RPM records such a vibrant and musically exciting time.

The Shellac Stack
mixes vintage recordings (all taken directly from original 78 RPM pressings), historical background, and trivia in a program that's great for drive-time listening, exercise accompaniment, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair with your favorite drink.


The Shellac Stack has no underwriters or paid advertisers. Your contributions through this Patreon page will help to offset the costs of producing and delivering this program to you each week, including:

• Web hosting and the bandwidth
• Maintenance of 78 RPM transfer equipment (expensive styli need to be replaced regularly)
• Cleaning and storing original 78 RPM discs in a safe, climate-controlled space
• Subscriptions to software that facilitate the production and distribution of the program

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for your contributions that help to keep the program going!

-- Bryan Wright

Unsolicited praise for The Shellac Stack:

"This labor of love is, perhaps, the most enjoyable podcast of its kind... Give it a try. If you have even a smidgin of interest in music of this kind, you'll be a lifelong fan." -- Porlock

"I dare you to not grin listening to this delightful, constantly surprising podcast showcasing rare 78 rpm recordings." -- NitrateFan

"It's like sitting with an enthusiastic friend cranking up the Victrola to hear the latest (or earliest!) finds." -- ExeterBrain01

"Each episode has wonderful music, great variety, and delightful commentary." -- Ethan Uslan

"The content is delightfully varied, with informative commentary and [a] great way to learn about music and musicians from the era." -- Tenor Horn

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