Record Store Day 2013 at the Homestead! Saturday, April 20th, 10am-6pm

Record Store DayOnce again, the public is invited to visit their favorite record store/s on this date and celebrate what some would argue is being taken away from the music listening public – neighborhood stores where you can go to peruse new and old recordings of your favorite music.   Of course, The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor® is more than a record store, but providing pre-recorded music for the fans of acoustic music is a significant part of what we are all about.  We have the day fairly well planned out now, so here’s what you can look forward to during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm this coming Saturday.

Exclusive Record Store Day Releases!

Each year, many record labels work with the recording distributors and the record stores to develop a number of recordings that are either limited releases available only on Record Store Day or new releases first available on Record Store Day.  The former titles are available only in limited quantities on RSD and are available on a first come – first served basis.  There are no pre-sales.  Here’s what we have in store this year:

Compact Discs.  They’re not gone yet folks and with your support, CDs will still be around for a while.  We have three RSD releases you may find of interest.  The Grateful Dead, “Rare Cuts and Oddities, 1966,  Mumford & Sons, Live from Bull Moose”, and Sarah Jarosz, “Live at the Troubadour”.

33 RPM LPs“Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6: Origins of American Primitive Guitar”.  This disc from Tompkins Square features many of the pioneers of what’s become known as American Primitive Guitar.  Some of those trend setters include Sam McGee, Riley Puckett, Frank Hutchison, Sylvester Weaver and Lemuel Turner.  Yonder Mountain String Band, self titled.  Charlie Poole with the Highlanders, “The Complete Paramount & Brunswick Recordings, 1929”.  Another disc that’s destined to become a classic from the heads-up folks at Tompkins Square.

45 RPM VinylThe Trashmen, “Mean Woman Blues/Big Boss Man”.  Recorded live at the Whiskey A Go-Go in St. Paul, this one will take you back to 1966.  These two previously unreleased performances were post “Surfin’ Bird”.  Fans of the Platte Valley Boys can check out the cover to see how well Tony Andreason has stood the test of time.

Record Store Day at the Homestead Pickin' Parlor

Some vinyl music lovers at a previous RSD

We also have a few copies of RSD releases from last year that we’ll put in the mix with this year’s releases.  They ought to be collector’s items by now.

There will be coffee, tea and soft drinks available all day,.  Chef Paul will be serving his world famous hot-dogs from 11:00 to 1:00 or until he gets tired of cooking.

The used vinyl bins will be stocked to capacity.  Many of you have been finding some treasures of bluegrass and folk from days gone by in used vinyl lately and we’ll make sure we’ve got many you’ve not yet seen on hand for Record Store Days.

The CD BOGO bin.  BOGO is Buy One, Get One Free.  The BOGO bin has become a popular stop for many of you lately.  We’ll make sure that the bin is completely re-stpocked for Record Store Day.  Nothing you’ve seen before.

20% off on all in-stock CDs.  That’s basically anything that’s in the bins.  Need we say more?  Shop til you drop!

Thank you for supporting independent record stores on Record Store Day and on each and every day of the year!  We admit to being a little biased but we think those stores and a vital part of American culture and with your support they’ll continue to survive and thrive. 

Raw footage from a previous RSD at the Homestead:


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