A trio of musicians opened a couple of businesses in one downtown Carson City location this week.
Under the names Culture Shock Music Shop and Silver & Brass, Quentin Knowles joined with Brandi Graves and Lindsey Jones to open the store at 710 N. Curry St. The outlet will offer music-related products and services such as musical instrument repairs, the sale of refurbished instruments, and providing music lessons.
Knowles and his Culture Shock outlet will handle luthier work on stringed instruments, Brandi repairs woodwind instruments, and Lindsey repairs brass instruments, according to Knowles and Graves. Knowles said he chose the name for his business out of appreciation for various musical genres.
“I’m a classical musician,” he said, “but I do appreciate newer music.”
Graves said the trio has been playing music since middle school days, graduated from Douglas High School south of Carson City, and now each is in his or her 20s.
She said Knowles started playing saxophone but has moved on to stringed instruments, such as cello and guitar, while attending Western Nevada College. She has played brass, she said, and now concentrates on French horn and is working toward a music degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jones, she said, is into trombone and is eagerly pursuing his work in repairing instruments.
As for lessons, she said, the trio has that capacity but also will have to find other teachers to build that portion of the combined business. She also said at some point the threesome may want to hold an event celebrating the opening of their firms with a musical group to set the tone.