“A big city music store in a small community”

Music

David Farrell relocated to Port St. Joe to revamp St. Joe Music and the attached recording studio.

Wes Locher | The Star
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

Step inside St. Joe Music and you’re bound to see a new face.

That new face belongs to David Farrell, who purchased St. Joe Music, located on Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe, from former owner Tom McEniry last month and has big plans for both the store and attached recording studio.

A classically-trained pianist, Farrell grew up in Trinidad and came to the U.S. 18 years ago to pursue a career in the music industry.

He spent time as a music minister in Washington state and Michigan before transitioning to building home recording studios and theaters in California and Texas where he handled every aspect from design, acoustic treatments and construction.

Ultimately, he achieved his goal of becoming a touring musician, playing keyboard and piano for artists like Gloria Estefan, Tom Jones and Grover Washington on tours across the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia.

With a degree in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia, Farrell said he’s always had a passion for business and after settling down in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters, ages 18 and 19, he got into the mergers and acquisitions business.

That’s when he received the phone call that would change once again change his path.



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