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The Mayor of Music City, Maryland

The Mayor of Music City, Maryland

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 1965, five miles south of Baltimore in Catonsville MD, a young musician and music fan opened a small eight-by-eight shop behind a coin shop and started teaching music lessons there. Almost 50 years and thousands of square feet later, Bill’s Music has become an irreplaceable part of the Catonsville music community, offering a one-stop […]

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Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

Changing Of The ‘Gard’s’

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gard’s Music was a mainstay of Glendora CA since opening in 1978, delighting the local MI community for generations. Daniel, Christy, Matthew and Ellen Sandt purchased the store in 2008 and, since then, what had been a small family business with a more-than-30-year legacy has developed into an ever-growing MI chain that strives to maintain […]

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More Than A Game Of Chicken

More Than A Game Of Chicken

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since opening on November 6, 1996, Matt’s Music Center has made a name for itself as a destination for guitar collectors and musicians alike. They’re also likely remembered as the guys in the chicken costumes. No, really! Matt’s Music Center 1597 Main St. Weymouth, MA 02190 781-335-0700 www.mattsmusic.com Mon-Thurs 12pm to 8pm Fri 12pm to […]

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Some Like It Hot Licks

Some Like It Hot Licks

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the site of a former Frank’s Nursery and Crafts, not far off the main road at the center of Waldorf MD, sits Hot Licks Guitar Shop. The 9,000-square-foot, full-line MI shop has been a mainstay of the community for 28 years, serving musicians in the area for generations. “Just recently, we had a customer […]

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A Music Scene Rises In The ‘East’

A Music Scene Rises In The ‘East’

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past 12 years, Eastport Music Scene has developed into a mainstay of the Long Island community that shares its name. The store has become “a place musicians and budding musicians can conduct all music-related business in a friendly and creative environment,” the Owner, Thomas Peterson, explained. It’s also a supporter of the arts, […]

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The Road To Success

The Road To Success

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If anyone had asked John and Gail Bruno 10 years ago about their professional plans, owning and operating a musical instrument store would not have likely been at the top of the list. Gail had been working in the corporate world for more than a decade, whereas John was a local musician who worked in […]

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The Sound Of The Underground

The Sound Of The Underground

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The main location for All Music Inc. in Plainview NY, on Long Island, is in a precarious position within the area’s retail landscape. Not only are there two Sam Ash stores and two Guitar Center locations within a 15-minute drive, but the store itself is also only noticeable to the most eagle-eyed of customers. “We’re […]

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This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

This Grandma’s No Little Old Lady

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grandma’s Music & Sound is currently the largest music store in the state of New Mexico—in terms of both square footage and sales—but that wasn’t always the case. Thirty years ago, when Micky Patten first moved to Albuquerque, he barely intended to open a music store in the first place. “No one was hiring,” recalled […]

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Rick’s Music Honors ‘Student Of The Decade’

Rick’s Music Honors ‘Student Of The Decade’

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guitar student Dan Griffin of Taunton MA was honored as Raynham MA-based Rick’s Music World’s first “Student of the Decade,” announced in front of a full house at its Annual VIP Holiday Student Bash event. Presenting the award were Griffin’s guitar teacher of 10 years, Mark Carvalho, plus Rick and Robin Santos, Owners of Rick’s […]

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