a.6We love our vinyl here at Lost Cowboy.  In fact, we are gearing up for a big new project centered around rediscovering the albums and singles we have packed away.  So you can imagine how pleased we are to help celebrate Record Store Day.

First established in 2007, Record Store Day is a “celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.”

When I was a kid, one of my favorite places to hang out was an independent record shop where I was exposed to all sorts of new music and purchased most of my music.  I also had the opportunity to sit around and talk about music with other like-minded kids.  It was a great experience I wouldn’t trade in a million years for all the online music chat rooms.

Anyway, there is still a record store culture out there (think “Empire Records”) but it is surely dying off.  So Record Store Day is an attempt to recognize what is still there and shine the spotlight for just a little bit on these relics of a time gone by but still breathing.

More about Record Store Day“This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.”

Visit the official Record Store Day website here.