Brian Powers is a reference librarian at the Cincinnati Public Library in downtown Cincinnati. When he came to Cincinnati in 1995, he didn’t know anything about King Records, but being interested in music he soon learned of King and began researching and exploring to learn all he could about Syd Nathan’s company and its importance to Cincinnati. With King’s sixty-fifth anniversary approaching in 2008, he organized an exhibit at the Library which included bios, artifacts, records, and memorabilia pertaining to the company and many of its artists. He put together a panel discussion and a concert in honor of the event. He also wrote A King Records Scrapbook, published by Terra Incognita Press in 2008; it featured bios of many of the company’s artists and executives. In later years, he presented panel discussions on Cowboy Copas and on Homer and Jethro. In 2015, he brought Gary Reid to Cincinnati to discuss his book on the Stanley Brothers at the Library and to present his one-man show on Carter Stanley at the OTR Pub. He also published an internet history of Herzog Studio and was involved in securing historic markers for both Herzog and King. He is involved in the efforts to preserve the original King buildings as well as King Studios, a projected learning center on Montgomery Road, close to the old King location.

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