Three Feather Records wants people to discover and rediscover music

“It was all pretty tough, pretty raw,” said Eric, a retired military veteran and medic.

They’ve been on a tour of the country, been to Foo Fighter gigs and Eric says “a lot of their music has helped us all.”

Then they continued to find feathers because Maria loved feathers, he said. While not superstitious, it was curious, he said. So Eric and Jack got big tattoos all the way to the forearms to honor Marie Mitchell will get her feather when she turns 18 – and that was also a tribute to Grohl, who has a pair of tattoos. Feathers up to the forearms.

The idea of ​​opening a music store came after Jack struggled to ship a guitar to a website, and due to a laborious process he ended up losing money on the deal. They had a conversation and “one thing led to another” and the idea of ​​the record store surfaced.

Eric had doubts.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, I’d like to throw some money in a hole. Of course, ”he said.

But he didn’t know that local music stores had flourished in recent years, including Plaid Room Records in Loveland in Main Street Vinyl and Third Street Music in Hamilton.

It only took one trip to Plaid Room Records for him to concede, “Let’s try. We are going to have fun.

Now the plan is to sell vintage albums, including singles, and guitars, band t-shirts, and music accessories like record players and speakers. They also invite groups to play, and the screens are on wheels so they can adapt to various setups. Every Friday and Saturday they plan to have live music, but Eric said “we’ll have live shows when someone wants us.

“The plan is if someone wants to play on a Tuesday afternoon, come in and do it,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be music. It could be speech, poetry.

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kert Radel said people are discovering and in some cases rediscovering the “special sound” of vinyl records.

“It’s really a resurgence,” said Radel, a former radio DJ.

While he is pleased to see an increase in the number of new small businesses coming to Butler County and Fairfield to hang a shingle, the key to their success, however, is in customer support for these businesses.

“Without their support, small entrepreneurs could not continue to operate. (Customers) need assistance, not just on Saturdays once a year, but Small Business Day should be everyday, ”Radel said.

Eventually, they want to work with other record stores and music stores in the area so that they can “make the area almost a music spot, some kind of musical attraction”.

The long-term plan is not just to sell albums, but to create an independent label, similar to Plaid Room Record’s Colemine Records label.

But for now, Eric has said, “Let’s see how it goes first. And as we meet more people and more doors open, we’ll see what happens.

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