Trax on the Trail is a website where scholars, educators, journalists, students, and the general public can learn about American presidential campaign music and gain insight into how sound participates in forming candidate identity.
Our interdisciplinary team includes academic experts from the fields of political science, musicology, sociology, history, communications, and ethnomusicology, as well as industry professionals and students. Although the 2016 presidential campaign has concluded, our site will stay active and we will continue to build our campaign song database and periodically post essays and teaching resources that address the creative use of music and sound on the campaign trail.
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Visit WRGC 88.3's SoundCloud to hear Trax Radio Part VII: The Empire Strikes Trax (featuring Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, Sam Campbell, Sarah Kitts, and Cannon McClain)