James Mettling

James Mettling

James started his career in music at the age of 15 in the road crew with the band “Home”. He soon met our owner Kenny who set him up to tour as lighting director and soundman for several regional bands.

He started working at Far Out Music in 1982.

In corroboration with WAVE TV in Louisville he has worked as LDI and Audio technician for the shows “Blue Line Special”, “Front Row Center”, and “The Jerry Lewis Telethon”. He has had the honor to be FOH audio technician for Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He has also been in charge of backline for Barbara Mandrell, Dottie West, The Four Tops, The Temptations and more.

What’s your favorite food? Seafood

Who’s your favorite band or artist? NRBQ, Steely Dan

What person, past or present, would you most like to meet? Stevie Wonder