Kent Viles hails from Muncie, Indiana (amazingly, my second guest from there). He grew up with an ability I've never had- the ability to play musical instruments. Like many of my guests, Kent had a love of skiing and the outdoors despite being far from mountains in the midwest. So when it came time to choose a college, he found Western Colorado University and stayed in Gunnison after graduation.
Kent has been involved with many aspects of the music industry, as former owner of Wildwood Music, a composer for television and film, as well as wiring houses for music in the early days of whole-house audio. But what he's most well known for at this point is a guitar which he developed called the Dobrato. It combines elements of different types of guitars to create it's own highly unique sound. It's been used in a Grammy-winning song, and played by musical titans including Jimmy Buffet and more. In this episode, Kent not only describes the development of the instrument, but also plays a short demonstration! Enjoy!
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