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.
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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