79 episodes

The Carolina Shout is a podcast about ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Harlem stride piano, and swing. Ethan Uslan is the pianist and host who performs live from his living room and offers up fun commentary and stories about the music. Each episode is a short informal private concert just for you, with occasional special guests and experts. So if you are interested in a podcast about rip-roarin American piano music that’s funny, quirky, a little educational but not too much, here it is!

The Carolina Shout - Ragtime and Jazz Piano with Ethan Uslan Ethan Uslan

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    • 5.0 • 94 Ratings

The Carolina Shout is a podcast about ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Harlem stride piano, and swing. Ethan Uslan is the pianist and host who performs live from his living room and offers up fun commentary and stories about the music. Each episode is a short informal private concert just for you, with occasional special guests and experts. So if you are interested in a podcast about rip-roarin American piano music that’s funny, quirky, a little educational but not too much, here it is!

    Ep. 78: Bar Songs

    Ep. 78: Bar Songs

    Ethan plays songs about sad guys who show up at a dingy bar in the middle of the night, order a beer, and tell the bartender their problems. 

    • 21 min
    Ep. 77: Songs About Eagles

    Ep. 77: Songs About Eagles

    Ethan plays songs about eagles and talks about them. Selections include "American Eagles" by Irving Berlin, "Invincible Eagle" by John Philip Sousa, and "Under the Double Eagle" by Josef Wagner. 

    • 17 min
    Ep 76: Ragtiming the Market

    Ep 76: Ragtiming the Market

    In this episode, Ethan plays songs about the stock market. Henry Uslan joins him on saxophone for one of the numbers. Lots of humorous commentary as usual. 

    • 28 min
    Ep: 75 - Hippodromes and Pianodromes

    Ep: 75 - Hippodromes and Pianodromes

    I'm back! And I'm ready to tell you all about Hippodromes and Pianodromes. I might even throw in a palindrome. And of course I will play the piano as well. Enjoy! 

    • 21 min
    Ep. 74: Geriatric Jive

    Ep. 74: Geriatric Jive

    Ethan plays old-time songs about old-timers, with his usual goofy banter along the way. Songs featured are LITTLE OLD LADY (Hoagy Carmichael), GRANDPA'S SPELLS (Jelly Roll Morton), OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN (Victor Young) and ROCKIN' CHAIR (Hoagy Carmichael).

    • 23 min
    Ep. 73: Everything You Wanted to Know About Charles Humfeld (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Ep. 73: Everything You Wanted to Know About Charles Humfeld (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Obeying the orders of the random generator, Ethan delves into the life and works of ragtime composer Charles Humfeld, who wrote "That Left Hand Rag," "Who Let the Cows Out?" and "Red Moon."  

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

rubia704 ,

Can’t wait to Hear More

I met Ethan at a Lindy Hop workshop weekend a few years ago when he performed with a swing and ragtime band. I have followed him on Facebook where he posts cool videos.
When I heard about her Pianodrome performances at Charlotte Shout!, I went to one on on a very cold and rainy night. Wow, was it worth it! The unique venue and Ethan being his thoroughly entertaining self was fun. I bought his CD and count myself among his fans. Now I’m going back to the beginning of the Carolina Shout podcast to listen to them all. Highly recommend!! 🎹🕺🎩❤️👍🏼

Rich - Podcast Listener ,

I bought a Mac just so I could rate this show

The music performances are just incredible, and Mr Uslan is a joy to listen to as he talks about the songs he performs.

17264848573 ,

Delightful

I love this podcast Delightful in every way It manages to make me smile amidst pandemic disease, civil upheaval, rampant wildfires, economic turmoil... If this wonderful music and Ethan’s talent and sense of humor can sparkle and thrive right now, there’s hope for us yet.

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