Art Sr. started Swing City Music with a pair of drumsticks and a dream. For many years he was the only employee and the only teacher. Starting in 1963, he made it his goal to supply musicians with their every need by any means possible. From artists Mick Jagger to Gretchen Wilson, he has served customers all over the world. Art Sr. has also been influential in the jewelry industry, having made designs for Fender Guitars anniversary models. Art is the man responsible for making Swing City Music the premier music retailer that it is today.