American Ethnographers is a dynamic musical force established in the vibrant music scene of Athens, Georgia, in 2018 and currently making waves in Brookfield, Illinois. With a sound firmly rooted in '70s blues-based rock, filtered through the raw energy of '90s alternative and grunge, country kissed, and incorporating hints of punk and new wave, American Ethnographers creates a unique sonic experience that defies boundaries and showcases an eclectic set of influences.

With their studio prowess, American Ethnographers crafts an immersive sonic landscape, weaving together thoughtful lyrics, gritty guitar, growling bass, and infectious rhythms. Each song is meticulously produced, capturing the essence of their genre-bending vision and inviting listeners into a world of musical exploration.

More than just a musical project, American Ethnographers is a project for social justice. They hope to be a catalyst for change, using their musical artistry to shed light on the struggles faced by marginalized and oppressed communities and to inspire listeners to take action. 

American Ethnographers is poised to make a lasting impact on the contemporary music scene. Their dedication to pushing boundaries, combined with their unwavering commitment to social justice, sets them apart as a project with a purpose. Get ready to be captivated by the compelling sounds of American Ethnographers as they invite you on a musical journey like no other!

Brad before the pandemic
Brad amid the pandemic


American Ethnographers is Brad Koch.