String Board Theory
- Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10 a.m.
- All That, 601 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs Everyone who walks in the door of All That Jazz and flips through the store’s selection of vinyl records and CDs has a musical story to tell. Store owner Joe Kboudi never gets tired of them.
“They always have a story about their favorite album, or about this band they saw play two blocks from their house that’s really huge now,” Kboudi said. “It’s the sharing of music.”
Independent music stores across the world are places where people go to engage in a communitywide conversation about music, Kboudi said. For him, that’s enough reason to celebrate the third annual Record Store Day with an all-day event and vinyl sale on Saturday.
This week, Kboudi received a shipment of 300 “new” used vinyls, ranging from Aerosmith to Tony Bennett, 1960s rock to 1980s new wave.
He said he will have a few turntables to sell, and the store also will host live music all afternoon with several musicians who decided to stay in town for mud season.
The store opens at 10 a.m. and music starts at noon with Old River Road, followed by Jody Feeley Band’s contemporary country rock and acoustic Americana from Trevor G. Potter with Walt and the Ol’ 37.
Jeff Barlow and Andrew Edmonson, of local jam rock band String Board Theory, will play an acoustic set with String Board Theory songs and covers at 3 p.m.
The Nude Blues Trio, featuring Laura Lamun, plays at 4 p.m., and DJ Chris Freese spins at 5.
Potter played the same event last year and said recognizing independent music stores is important for the music community
“In addition to having a place that all of the music junkies can go to and get their fix, it’s just also a hub for a lot of other activity,” Potter said. “People use it as a ticket outlet, people use it as a way to promote their shows and it’s just a great downtown fixture. At this point, it’s a part of the downtown fabric of Steamboat.”
Potter said Record Store Day is a fun event with crowds of people coming in and out of the store all day long. And it supports local live musicians.
“For us unemployed musicians who are out of work during mud season, it gets us a little afternoon gig,” Potter said.
Potter is one of about 40 people who Kboudi keeps on his “call list” when he receives new vinyl records at the store. Kboudi said there are many die-hard record collectors in the area, and many younger music fans are starting to buy turntables and appreciate the way music used to be bought and heard.
“It’s just the sound of vinyl, it’s more pure, more real and it just sounds better,” Kboudi said.
He also encouraged locals to dig through their basements and bring in any used records they find, helping to continue the local musical conversation.
To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@SteamboatToday.com