The founder and director of the nationally-recognized Golden Eagle String Band, Dr. Hullfish is an expert in American music, particularly Erie Canal songs. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the Smithsonian Institute as a Smithsonian/Folkways recording artist for his cultural contributions. He also has multiple publications and recordings, including "Horse-Ocean Sailor" and "Ireland's Grand Canal", both published by the American Canal Society. His new book, "The Erie Canal Sings: A Musical History of New York's Grand Waterway," published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, is available for purchase at the Lift Bridge Book Shop and online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. In addition to performing in the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Hullfish performs in the Gateswingers Big Band, Temple Beth El Orchestra, Greece Community Orchestra, and the Greece Summer Symphony, among other ensembles. He is in great demand as a clinician and collaborative artist, with recent multimedia presentations and lectures at New York University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Colorado Denver, and the Berklee College of Music, as well as a special concert appearance with the Albany Symphony, where he was a named a "national treasure" by music director David Alan Miller. Recently invited to Penn State for the third year as a featured artist-in-residence, he continues to perform, conduct, compose, and share his wealth of knowledge and experience with appreciative audiences across the country.