Full Line Music Store

Bill Jones is the founder of Bill Jones Music in Knoxville Tennessee.  The retailer started in 1973 with a focus on piano and organs, which was during the height of the organ boom. Over the years the store has developed to fit the changing needs of its customers and has become a full line music...
Patrick Kelly was the youngest of eight children raised in Western Scotland. His sisters played piano and he had an interest in playing the guitar. His passion led him to pursue a dream of being a rock star. While playing with his bands, he rented PA systems on the side, which led to friends asking...
Rusty Kephart is the president of the music company his parents established as a small music store in Iowa.  Rusty grew up in the store and developed his own passion for music, as a listener and as a performer.  After gigging for several years, Rusty joined his parents in the store and soon...
Wendy Kephart remembers her father bringing her to Kephart’s Music Center when she was a young girl.  While she did study music, she recalled it was because her father was a working musician that they often would visit the store.  Years later, after she married the store founder’s son, she...
Darrell Kersten served in the National Guard for over 20 years. After his time in the service he joined the team at Groth Music in Bloomington, Minnesota. After working on the road and calling on school band directors, Darrell requested to work in the stock room, where he has worked ever since....
Jim Kincaid has fond memories of his father singing and playing his guitar. Jim’s father was the folk singer and publisher, Bradley Kincaid, who helped pioneer folk music on the radio in the 1920s and 30s, throughout the Midwest and the New England area. His father retired from his music career at...
Arthur Knopp is the founder of the music retail shop in Germany that carries his name (Musihaus Arthur Knopp in Saarbrucken). His passion for the industry has not only made his own store a success, but has resulted in many positions in a variety of organizations that have assisted in the growth and...
Irena Komatar was the founder and president of the Lastra Company, located in the country of Slovenia. What started out as a small music retail store quickly grew into both retailing and wholesaling of musical products. Irena’s goal was to create top service for her customers, both musicians who...
Michael Kubera grew up in the music store his father established in Buffalo, New York.  Kubera Music was a full line store that specialized in the big name brands as well as the hard to find items.  The store became a hub for the local musicians as well as many who would launch their own musical...
Art Kubera began taking accordion lessons when he was eight years old growing up in Buffalo, New York.  His love of music continued to develop and within a few years he was playing in school bands and later his own bands around town.  After years of playing professionally, he realized there was a...

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