Jim DeStafney


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Blues Angel Music

Jim DeStafney is the co-owner of Blues Angel Music in Pensacola, Florida. After completing a 24-year career as a Navy fighter pilot, Jim opened the shop in 1997. Blues Angel Music has been named a NAMM Top 100 Dealer every year since the program began, and continues to show excellence in customer service and programming within the music retail industry. Jim recalls the Sunday evening in 1964 when he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan television program, at once he wanted to play guitar. He even formed a garage band with his buddies called No So Fab, which performed for almost 20 years.