Oral History Information
Stu Cohen grew up playing the clarinet, and took lessons for close to eight years. In the early 1950s, Stu listened mostly to country music on the radio, just because it was the only station that his radio would pick up. When he was in college, Stu got into country music even more, and started playing his father’s guitar and 5-string banjo. This passion followed Stu through the rest of his life, pushing him to open up his own music store - The Music Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts - which specializes in new and vintage acoustic instruments.