Jimmy Haynes’ may not be a familiar name to bluegrass fans worldwide, but in northern Ohio it’s nearly synonymous with the music. For years he has performed in the area, often with his wife Enola, and at one time with their son Adam, now full time fiddler with The Grascals.
Haynes has taught hundreds of locals to play the various bluegrass instruments, and introduced countless others to the music through his live shows and missionary zeal for the genre.
Last fall, Jimmy and Enola took a major leap and converted their teaching facility in Amherst, OH into a full service music store, specializing in instruments, accessories, and instruction for Ohio grassers. Jimmy Haynes Music now operates at 46130 Telegraph Road in Amherst.
They stock a wide range of acoustic instruments, both new and used, and are proud to be authorized dealers for Recording King banjos and Northfield mandolins. Electric guitars and amplifiers are also offered in the shop, along with instructional materials, strings, and accessories for rockers of every stripe. But you can be assured that the Haynes’ primary focus is on serving the needs of bluegrass artists and students at any level.
Jimmy and Enola work the store full time and are open from 10:00 a.m. to either 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. during the week, and 10:00 to 5:00 on Saturdays. You can reach them by phone (419-706-2115) or email, or through Facebook. They would be happy to help you find your next instrument, or supply you with the tools you need to pick that grass!
Future plans for the Haynes include online lessons from the store.
Visit them online or in person in Amherst, located between Cleveland and Toledo, OH.