Studio founder, Emmet Robinson, encourages reinvention

Emmet Robinson has reinvented himself about half a dozen times over the course of his career. (Image courtesy

No need to reinvent the wheel, just reinvent yourself!

Emmet Robinson has reinvented himself about half a dozen times over the course of his career — and at 78, he’s not done yet, writes Erin Arvedlund for 

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 In the late 1960s and 1970s, Robinson worked as a nightclub manager and began taping live shows, saving enough money to open a small recording studio for musicians like himself. For 16 years, he worked at the famed Main Point in Bryn Mawr, the live-music venue, now-closed, that featured top musicians such as Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, and Bruce Springsteen in an intimate setting.

The founder of King Street Recording at 15 E. King St. in downtown Malvern, Robinson runs a one-man business operation that’s the culmination of years of different jobs — jobs that built on themselves, including club management, audio recording, photo restoration, voice-over work for corporations and law firm video, and business coaching for other seniors.

After leaving the Army in 1961, Robinson picked up an instrument, and “I discovered coffeehouses and folk music. I started haunting those kinds of places, and I still play guitar today. Except now, I play at retirement homes around the Philadelphia area.”

 The Malvern resident’s repertoire currently includes numbers from the Great American Songbook, including tunes from 1925 through 1955, the popular melodies that nursing-home residents remember from their youth.
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