Oral History Information
David Brown grew up in the music industry working with his grandfather at his store, Critchett’s Music in Des Moines, Iowa. Dave started at a young age, first washing windows in the back of the store until he was encouraged, by his grandfather, to go on the road selling pianos and eventually he purchased the business in 1978. Critchett Music, which celebrated its 96th anniversary in 2018, continues to be a staple in the organ market throughout the Midwest. During his NAMM Oral History interview, Dave recounts the importance that relationships have played in the success of his career and in the success during his term on the NAMM Board.