Weed Patch Music Company in Nashville, Indiana is made for music lovers. This is one seriously cool shop.
Located right in downtown Nashville, Indiana, Weed Patch Music Company carries the guitars, banjos, dulcimers, and a heap of other instruments–some of them made right here in Indiana.
Indiana Made Musical Instruments
It’s not too often that you come across a handmade instrument. But at this music shop, it’s just the way it is. Big box doesn’t care about craftsmanship. But at Weed Patch Music Company, it’s all about the sound.
Find instruments made by Indiana luthiers like:
Guitars: Clint Bear, Ron Volbrecht, Jaymon Zeiler, Tom Roeger, John Wallace
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
More than hand-built mandolins, they carry Morgan Monroe Instrument Company, Washburn, the Loar, Bean Blossom, Indiana instruments, and Johnson and Savanna musical instruments. Yes, they have plenty!
Do you love the banjo? Russell Banjos are made by them in the shop. They also possess familiar brands like Morgan Monroe, Bean Blossom,
Washburn, Recording King, Savanna, and Ashville neatly arranged on the slat wall.
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, if you need something they don’t have or want something made, just give them a call. They will arrange the making of your custom instrument!
Drums? Yep, locally handmade drums are represented here, too. There’s High Spirit flutes and locallymade flutes by Douglas Thunderhorse, Doug Doss, Bob Lehto, and Dan Hruban. Kids will be drawn to these. Our boys were amazed!
Music Lessons in Brown County
But that’s enough ogling these gorgeous instruments. Isn’t about time you learned how to play one? The co-owner of Weed Patch Music Company, Kara Barnard, offers lessons designed to help anyone learn to play.
Why trust her expertise? Oh, she’s only had a slew of recording artists study under her, like:
Ann McWilliams and Diane Ferguson, Plaid Descent, Ann McWilliams band
Dino Codalata, Birdmen of Alcatraz
Paul Holdman, Larry Crane Band, Jennie DeVoe Band & Carrie Newcomer Band
Troy Seele, Ma Kelly, Sindacato
Frank Dean, Sindacato
Jennie DeVoe, Jennie DeVoe Band
Johnny Richards, Myrllen’s Coat & The House Marys
Clinton Page, Page Family
Mikel and Arminta, Blaq Lilly
Will Stockwell, solo
Rebecca Lynn, Rebecca Lynn Band
John Lortz, Lortz and Holly
Diane Porter, The Lost Brothers
Laura Connallon, Solo
Dionne Ward and Mandy Miller, Kindred
To say you might learn a thing or two from Kara is putting it mildly. Make the call. Learn a new skill. You know you’ve always wanted to!
There’s plenty of events to join in. It’s not uncommon to find a random jam in the front of the shop. Every Tuesday, you can head over to the Pine Room at 7 PM to join in a public jam. Who says there’s nothing to do in Indiana?
Music and Fun
You don’t find a shop like this every day. Get your music on at this amazing Brown County shop! If you need it, they probably have it. Call ahead to be sure.
Find out the latest sales and special events. Follow Weed Patch Music Company on Facebook. They often share amazing in-stock instruments. If you want to pick up a beautiful consignment piece, you’ll want to keep an eye on that Facebook page for that as well.
For the music lover, it could be a dangerous follow. They are hard to resist.
Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.
Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.
Weed Patch Music Company
58 E Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
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