Record Haul: Gentlemen of the Road Edition

ImageIf 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

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