Oral History Information
Lynn Martin has always been a passionate music maker, and as a leader of the music products industry, he has brought that same drive to creating and selling products that assist others to make music. Lynn played violin in several bands and had a memorable gig at a cowboy bar in Wyoming where he opened for a long list of notable artists. In 1980 he was hired by Larry Thomas to work at Guitar Center's third location in San Jose, CA. He worked for K&K Music and Skip’s Music before becoming a sales rep. His leadership skills developed as he joined the teams of DOD and Allen & Heath working on innovative products and serving the industry. As president of American Music & Sound since 2002, Lynn continues to promote brands he has had long associations with including Allen & Heath and Focusrite.