If you’ve been in Oklahoma the past 7 months, you’ve heard of the excitement surrounding Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in the quiet Victorian town of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Due to finances and sonic sensibilities, I was unable to attend the festival. However, I took advantage of the $5 Downtown street festival to visit the great selection of antique shops in Downtown Guthrie.
Guthrie is one of my favorite “stay-cation” destinations because it is a little bit of a drive and is like stepping into a different decade with the Victorian architecture and the overwhelming number of antique stores. As far as vinyl selection goes, there is quite a bit of country western and pre-rock-and-roll to sift through. If you are a fan of those genres, you’re golden. But with any trip to a record shop, the thrill of searching through boxes of weird old records is just as exciting as bringing home a new LP.
I am already planning a return visit to search for a rockabilly album (Buddy Holly, anyone?) to add to my collection and to stop by Hoboken Coffee Roasters, which is one of my favorite coffee shops in Oklahoma. They spin vinyl in-store which gives the rustic former mechanic’s garage a warm and inviting ambiance that complements the kind owners’ demeanors.
All that to say, I bought the following of records in Guthrie this weekend:
The Fabulous 50s
Liz Damon’s Orient Express
- 35K Expected at Mumford & Sons Concert in Oklahoma (entertainment.time.com)
- Guthrie Prepares for 35,000 Mumford and Sons Fans (acogblog.wordpress.com)