Combo Line

Richard Harrison owns and operates several music retail stores in the United Kingdom including well-known stores on Denmark Street. The street in London is often called the English Tin Pan Alley with shop after shop offering guitars, basses, drums, saxophones, sheet music and so much more. The best...
Ziggy Haspod joined his brother-in-law in running a small music store before working for The Music Stand in Tucson, Arizona.  It was at that store where Ziggy met with many traveling sales reps and was introduced to the idea of selling products to music stores around the country.  He soon had...
Brenda Hebert remembers driving to the music wholesaler who represented the small store her husband formed, Cosmo Music. She was several months pregnant with her son, Mark, and was given help loading a pair of guitars in her car. The two instruments were all they could afford at the time and yet...
Art Hedley and his brother, Kevin, caught the music bug at the time of the British Invasion of the 1960s.  They both played in bands and enjoyed witnessing the role music made in bringing enjoyment to people's lives.  After working for Radio Shack and getting involved with retail, Art realized...
Kevin Hedley proudly recalled the inspiration behind the name of his store, Uncle Ike's Music, which he opened with his brother, Art, in Iowa. Both were encouraged in music and in business by their friend Ike, not an uncle to them, but they loved the use of the word and thus the name was born.  The...
Michael Houser is the Chief Executive Officer for Cascio Interstate Music, which serves both as a brick and mortar store in New Berlin, Wisconsin as well as an internet store. The store was established by Frank Cascio, a professional accordion player, in 1951.  Over the years the store has built an...
Greg Howren is the past president of his family's music store in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Greg followed in his father's footsteps and continued to build the music store, which focuses on school band programs as well as the combo business.  After his father was president of the company, his older...
Dennis Howren is the president of the Howren Music Store in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The store was founded by his father and was run by his two older brothers before Dennis took over as president.  The store has a strong school music program and in fact one of Dennis's first jobs after returning...
Kevin Jarvis began working for Gelb Music in Redwood City, California in 1966 as a guitar teacher.  The store was established in 1939 by Sydney Gelb, who was still running the store when Kevin joined the store.  Kevin fell in love with the music business as he continued to teach and play...
Gene Joly is a well respected leader within the industry who has mentored many young employees who have developed within their own careers as well as helping grow the industry!  After performing on the road for several years, Gene was offered a job in the music store he often hung out at, EU...

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