Hall of Fame – 2004
Bob Novak of Lake Elmo, Minnesota helped Stan Uhlir build the Echo Concertina until Stan’s death in 1996. Now, Bob promotes and produces the Echo Concertina as his own brand. He has played and promoted the concertina all his adult life and has been very active in helping to preserve its history.
Bob has made a career in design, and tool and die work, which has allowed him to incorporate his own concertina design and manufacturing process improvements for producing the Echo Concertina.