Saturday April 16 is Record Store Day – that day each year when we celebrate the independent record store! Each year we showcase a local independent record store, and this year… it’s Forch’s Record Store in Cambridge, ON. Forch’s maintains a great section of new and previously enjoyed vinyl, CDs, videos and even cassettes alongside music mags and memorabilia. They also have a music preview lounge and occasionally host in-store live events. For more information, visit forchsrecordstore.ca. Paul Fortune from Forch’s joined us on Folk Roots Radio to chat about his store and Record Store Day. Check out all the participating stores in Canada at recordstoredaycanada.com. Music: J.D. Crowe and The New South “Some Old Day” from “J.D. Crowe and The New South” (1975, Rounder Records). Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson “I’ve Been Everywhere” from “The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show” (2008, Sony BMG).
April 16 is Record Store Day – that day each year when we celebrate the independent record store! Although many record stores have gone to the wall in challenging economic times in a rapidly changing industry, the ones that remain are thriving because they work hard to provide a knowledgeable customer service and a selection that doesn’t exist online or, dare I say it, Wal-Mart. You can also credit part of the success to the resurgence of vinyl, and an appreciation that it was, and probably still is, the best way to listen to recorded music.
Folk Roots Radio on April 19 2014 (Episode 146) included a couple of interesting interviews – Mark Logan from Encore Records in Kitchener discussing Record Store Day and Sam Baijal, Artistic Director at the Hillside Festival discussing the performers appearing at Hillside 2014.