Eberhard "Lo" Faber

Extraordinary Professor, Music Industry Studies

Office Location
430 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Music Industry Studies
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 122
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2569
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Princeton University
B.A., Skidmore College

Short Bio

Musician, songwriter, author, and teacher Eberhard "Lo" Faber holds a BA in American Studies from Skidmore College and a PhD in history from Princeton University. Currently, Lo serves as an Extraordinary Professor of Music Industry Studies at Loyola University New Orleans. His first book, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America, was published in October 2015.

Before academia, Lo spent twelve years (1988-2000) leading the influential New York rock band God Street Wine, as well as writing and recording two rock operas, 'Henry's House' (2001) and 'Friday Night Freakshow' (2003). God Street Wine reunited in 2010 for two performances at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Faber's research interests include colonial and nineteenth-century New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the South, Jeffersonian Democracy and politics, the junction of culture and politics in the 1830s, and society and culture in nineteenth century America. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children.

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