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These are groups that we feel really do a good job at representing the audio community as a whole. From the information that is given, the honesty that is conveyed, and individual character of the people sharing it.
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We believe, while that is the business of others and they are entitled to do so, it leads to a large and continued separation from the core values of what the audio world should be for people. Additionally, that misinformation or misleading information, from many different sources and platforms, does not facilitate the ability for people to have a personal experience and the grasp the full potential of the hobby.....
.......which is against the entire principles of music.
Aside from a great selection, Rustic Records has created something truly special. The reason we are here, the reason you are here, and the reason so many others are too can usually be summed up in one word, experience. We all find this experience in different ways. whether in the hunt for the music we love, the ritual of holding and placing an album down, the artwork, the sound, or any other multitude or combinations of things. When we first discovered Rustic Records we knew that they were a major part of the experience. The attention to detail and the tremendous effort and care made us realize that they were more than just another place to buy a record.
When the store started in November of 2020 it did so to specifically help people at a time when they might need it most. Brian had known how much music had been there for him in his life and he wanted to help others find that same comfort if they needed it. That goal gave birth to their mission statement:
"Connecting people with the music that connects with them."
Brian started the store with background in hospitality and customer service. Combining a lifetime of discovering music under his belt and the knowledge that came with it, he really felt like if he could combine both of those facets, the customer service along with a massive passion for music, that he could create a different experience for people. He wanted to bring a personalized experience to online record shopping. To not have it be so transactional; to be more than "we have this record, you bought this record, here's your tracking number, done."
Therefore, he set out to really connect with as many people as possible via their social media platforms, educate about artists/songs/albums/the vinyl industry as a whole/turntables, you name it, and package people's records in a way that showed we cared the moment you opened it including a hand-written note on every single order. Completely transparent and focused on people over product. People have responded to the difference in a huge way and almost 18 months to the day after he launched on Instagram he went full time with the shop and left a career he didn't think he ever would .Since then he has never been happier or more fulfilled personally or professionally.
Visible in the entirety of his store you can tell that it is a dream come true for him to get to spread love and happiness every day through music. The experience for him comes from his customers, to know how people had been looking for a certain record for years and he was the one that helped them get it. How that album or a song on it reminded them of a sibling, parent, grandparent, a special event like a birth, adoption, wedding. To be able to help people capture these memories and cherish them forever is so amazing and in every part of him you can feel that he is genuinely honored that so many people have chosen to make him and my little shop part of their musical journey and even their lives.
We encourage you to visit his store, introduce yourself on social media, and keep checking in for his weekly updates.
We have connected with Rustic Records and are now offering two new exclusive platter mats. Along with the incredible selection of music, great turntables and cool merchandise you can now outfit your turntable with an awesome Rustic Records platter mat. Need a new turntable.. well you can get that there too!