Harvest Records ‘Record Store Day’ in progress (with live video)

photo by Rich Orris. His photos can be viewed on his Web site at http://richorris.com/

The Drive-By Truckers and Langhorne Slim will be playing in-stores at Harvest Records on Record Store Day, April 17.

Live video stream provided by Brett McCall

Live video chat by Ustream

Here’s how Matt at Harvest Records describes the day: “Drive-By Truckers and Langhorne Slim will be performing in Harvest Records on Saturday, April 17 in celebration of the 3rd annual RECORD STORE DAY! On this fabulous day Harvest will have tons of limited CDs, LPs and 7″s that will be available exclusively to fine independent record stores around the country. For full details and to see what is going to be available that day go to http://www.recordstoreday.com and http://www.harvest-records.com.”

This week, Spin Magazine named Harvest Records one of the country’s top 15 independent record stores, calling it: “A savvy selection to rival any big-city shop, in a comfortably sleepy mountain town.”  The article is here.

About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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