Milestone for NAMM’s Oral History Project

NAMM’s Oral History Program, led by Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino, has hit a significant milestone with its 5000th interview. This special edition features Kevin McGinty, famed audio engineer, and Front of House for the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tennessee.

In the interview, McGinty shares stories, wit, and wisdom working in live sound. He covers his early history, which began with mixing live sound in high school, later attending Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University for a degree in Music Business. From there, he worked as front of house at Nashville’s famed Exit/In and installed many audio systems in the city’s clubs and concert halls. In 2003, McGinty joined the Grand Ole Opry as an audio engineer and has never looked back.

Watch the 5000th Interview

The AMA has been involved in adding Australian interviews to the Oral History Program, including current members Mark Barratt (Barratt’s Music), Bernie Capicchiano (Bernie’s Music Land), Graham Hoskins (Concept Music) and many more.

After 22 years and 5,000 interviews, the incredible stories from industry luminaries are not lost on Del Fiorentino. “The contributions of those within the music and sound industry may never be fully realized. However, these interviews hope to shed light on how much they have benefited music lovers worldwide.”


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