1. Countdown to Record Store Day 2014!

    One of my favorite days of the year, Record Store Day, is happening this Saturday, April 19. Now in it’s seventh year, the event started as a push to get folks back into brick & mortar record stores and celebrate the culture associated with them. It has evolved into a global celebration, with every continent except Antarctica participating. Many stores host live bands and DJs, develop special merch, and make it into an all-day party for folks wanting to get their hands on exclusive, and often limited, RSD vinyl releases. 

    Record Store Day has become my yearly tradition, a holiday of sorts. Living around Nashville, I have no problem finding somewhere to celebrate. This year, I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to a live Jack White performance and recording of the “The World’s Fastest Record” in his Blue Room venue. The day also includes a special performance by Whirlwind Heat, local acts Jawws and Waxed, food, and other goodies. Even with a 7am line time, you know I will be there ready to rock out! Look for a review and event photos after this weekend! 

    I encourage each of you, vinyl lover or not, to find a local record store this Saturday to visit.  You never know what you may discover! I first heard my favorite band, The Avett Brothers, in the back parking lot of Grimey’s in 2009, and I saw the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis at Jack White’s Third Man Records in 2011. I have camped out in the rain, cold, and heat to score some of my most treasured records. Each year I meet incredible, like-minded music lovers waiting in line. Honestly, I can say that some of my closest relationships came from those experiences. I have listed below my picks for Nashville. Go start your Record Store Day tradition!

     Fond Object

    Grimey’s New & Preloved Music

    The Groove Nashville 

    Third Man Records

    For a list of official releases and more information, check out the official RSD site.

     

  2. Here goes nothin’!

    Welcome to Tunes & Tulle! 

    After a long time of thinking about it and friends telling me to “go for it!”, I’ve decided to start the kind of music/lifestyle blog I would want to read. I have stories and photos to share, adventures to plan, and advice to give, so why not?

    Will I be an overnight success? Will it lead me to guest spots on night shows and book deals and a million Twitter followers? I doubt it. I just hope I can provide some inspiration and guidance like so many others have done for me! 

    Thanks for checking the page out, and stay tuned!!