Oral History Information
Parham Werlein followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather as president of Werlein’s For Music in New Orleans, Louisiana. Like his predecessors, Parham also served on the NAMM Board and was a great supporter of the American Music Conference (AMC). Parham’s interview was completed on the day after Werlein’s closed its doors for the final time, which was only the 5th day of closing in its history. The first time the store closed its doors was during a battle close to the warehouse during the Civil War.