Weed Patch Music Company



Nashville, Indiana is a small town in the hills of Brown County. It's home to many artists, musicians and craftspeople with around 200 unique specialty shops.

There was always a music store in Nashville, Mountain Made Music. They specialized in folk and bluegrass music and instruments. When the word got around that Mountain Made Music was going out of business in 2006, Kara realized that someone had to step up to keep music alive in Nashville.

Kara went in with local luthier Jeff Russell and rented an empty storefront on the east side of the courthouse. The Weed Patch Music Company was born.

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Today the Weed Patch Music Company is not only the center of musical activity for Nashville, but is also one of the most unique music stores in the Midwest. The shop carries instruments by McSpadden, Morgan Monroe, Bean Blossom, Loar, Rick Thum, Masterworks, Indiana, Devlin, Recording King, and Washburn. But the real magic comes from getting to see and play instruments hand made by some of the finest Indiana luthiers working today including:

  • Guitars - Ron Volbrecht, Jaymon Zeiler, Clint Bear
  • Mandolins - Bruce Taggart, Butch Click, Roy Shea, David Gill, John Saxon
  • Banjos - Jeff Russell
  • Mountain Dulcimers - Bill Berg, Roy Shea, David Gill, Sandy Panzer
  • Lap Harps & Bowed Psalteries - Bill Berg
  • Celtic Harps & Hammered Dulcimers - Dan Speer
  • Fiddles - Roy Shea, Koy DePompeo and restored violins by Bruce Taggart
  • Native American Flutes - Doug Doss, Bob Lehto, Dan Hruban, Douglas Thunderhorse
  • Hand Drums - Sue Westhues, Barb Lund
  • Mouth Bows & Various Folk Instruments - Jon Kay, Sue Westhues


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