Well, we’re wrapping checking everything in for Record Store Day 2011 and I have to say that I am VERY pleased with the quantity that we’ve gotten of stuff. All items are limited in number and a lot had to be allocated between all of the store participating but I am pleased with our allocation. We will open at 10am on Saturday but last year we had a line that formed around 8am, so just keep that in mind!
We will be enforcing a VERY strict policy of 1 (one) copy per title PER PERSON. This is the only way that we can keep it fair for everyone and keep with the spirit of Record Store Day. However, starting Monday the 18th, you are more than welcome to come back in and buy as many of whatever your heart desires!
We also have scheduled an awesome in-store for tomorrow! The Only Sons will be performing on our stage starting at 4pm. A sound like the whiskey-soaked vocals of a world weary preacher that has fought his own demons for far too long, The Only Sons play the dark, Southern Americana that the Drive-by Truckers once described best as “the duality of the Southern thang.” It would be hard to imagine that this band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee didn’t spend some time in the pulpit with lead singer Kent Eugene Goolsby’s lyrics begging the congregation to not follow the path that he has. To clarify though, The Only Sons are neither dark nor sad; they bring forth the essence of what is great about southern music. From country and blues to dirty rock and roll, this band brings the fire and brimstone that Kent is singing about. With a rhythm section consisting of Jonathan Merritt and Blake Loftis, on bass and drums respectively, and the multi-talented Stephen Daly on pedal-steel and electric guitar, you may come as a skeptic, but you will leave a convert.