New company rents music gear to pros, newbies

Featured in The Austin American Statesman

When Dan Yates started making plans for retirement, he knew he didn’t want to sit still.

Instead, Yates, an engineer, has turned his lifelong love of music into a second career, recently opening LoudMouth Rentals with his wife Elyse, the daughter of well-known musician Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

Startups: For those about to rock, Austin entrepreneur has you covered

Featured in the Austin Business Journal

A lifelong love of music has led to a second career for Dan Yates.

As a guitar player in his own bands and band member for his well-known father-in-law, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Yates often saw a need at private concerts and other events for quality sound systems available for rent. That business opportunity became a reality this spring after Yates retired from his civil engineering job and opened LoudMouth Rentals in a space on Airport Boulevard and 53rd Street.