Jimmy "Cricket" Lockard


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Manager-Pro Audio Department
Company Name
Hot Licks Guitar Shop

Jimmy "Cricket" Lockard earned his nick name while playing the electric guitar in the sound of a chirping cricket.  Since there were two other Jimmy's at the time, the name Cricket stuck -it's even on his business card.  Cricket began going to Hot Licks Guitar Shop as a customer, playing for hours on the latest gear.  In 1986 he was given a position in the repair shop and has worked in several areas since that time.  In recent years, he took over the pro audio department for the store, buying and selling the gear and arranging installations.  His knowledge, musical passion, and the family spirit of the store are welcoming advantages to his customers.