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County Sales Newsletter #345

Posted by Dylan Locke on

We are excited to present our first County Sales Newsletter of the new era. This is Newsletter #345! Please take a look and head on over to the SHOP page to take advantage of the special offer on all County Records & Rebel Records recordings from now until the end of October! Many thanks to Art Menius for writing our reviews!

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New Books at County Sales

Posted by CJ Caple on

New Books at County Sales

We've got some exciting new books at County Sales. Pick up a copy of the new Bill Monroe, The Life and Music of The Bluegrass Man, written by Tom Ewing, who was a Bluegrass Boy for over 10 years. No Depression says its "a detailed, decade-by-decade, almost moment-by-moment chronicle of the Father of Bluegrass. Because of its thoroughness, it will be the standard biography."

Other books include, Music from the True Vine, Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey; Always Been A Rambler, Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia; and The Music of the Stanley Brothers by Gary Reid.

 



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Floyd Country Store owner revives old-time, bluegrass outlet County Sales

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Floyd Country Store owner revives old-time, bluegrass outlet County Sales

Written by Tad Dickens at The Roanoke Times: Go to Roanoke Times Story The latest move from Floyd businessman Dylan Locke is about resistance. Today, he re-opened the door at County Sales, the bluegrass and old-time CD retailer and mail-order business that closed in January, after 44 years in Floyd. He bought stock from the store’s longtime owner, David Freeman, and took over rent on the business at downtown’s Talley Alley, off West Main Street. A redesigned Countysales.com went live, too, with a newsletter, a podcast from radio host Kinney Rorrer and links to buy albums from the likes of Kenny Baker,...

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A note from Dave Freeman

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A note from Dave Freeman

Dear Fans of County Sales, I hope you are as happy as I am to know that this world-famous business is reopening today! County Sales is back selling the best selection of CD's, DVDs, LP's books and other items related to old-time and bluegrass music! I consider it a stroke of luck to be able to find a buyer, in Dylan Locke, who is knowledgable and enthusiastic about the music...and has another business within walking distance of the County Sales warehouse at The Floyd Country Store! A business steeped in the same traditional music you'll find at County Sales. I feel...

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Welcome back to County Sales: A letter from new owner, Dylan Locke!

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Welcome back to County Sales: A letter from new owner, Dylan Locke!

County Sales began in October, 1965 as a mail order company in New York City. It's founder Dave Freeman, started the business as an offshoot of County Records, a record company dedicated to preserving and celebrating authentic rural music of the South. In 1974 Dave Freeman moved his family to Floyd County, Virginia and moved the business into the basement of the old Floyd's Theatre, a 150 seat Pix movie theater, on Talley's Alley in downtown Floyd, VA. It is here in Floyd, that Dave really carried out his vision for creating the world's largest catalog of bluegrass and old...

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