Photo Note: Day Old Blues Records owner, James “Rex” Gilcrease, stands in his store.
Shreveport-Bossier has proven itself to be a Jack White kind of town. White’s sold-out June 2, 2014 performance at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium was a highlight of last year’s entertainment calendar for lots of rock music fans. Shreveport-based new and used record store Day Old Blues Records recently announced (via their Facebook page) that the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store will be visiting Day Old Blues, 3-7 p.m., Monday, March 16. Here’s the Facebook event, if you’d like to RSVP or share the event. Day Old Blues Records is located at 437 Kings Highway in Shreveport.
Wondering what a rolling record store is and what it’s got to do with Jack White? White owns Nashville-based record label, store and performance venue Third Man Records. The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store is a mobile version of the store, housed in a customized delivery truck which was conceived and designed by White. The Rolling Record Store is a place for fans of Third Man Records artists to purchase rare, store-exclusive albums and merchandise. It also features a DJ booth, from which Rolling Record Store staff and special guests (including, on occasion, White himself) are known to spin records. All in all, it is one of the most unique vehicles you’ll ever see – check out the Youtube tour of the truck, below.
Day Old Blues Records will be making an event out of the Rolling Record Store’s stop in Shreveport, complete with live music by Engine, new Day Old Blues merch, records for sale and more. As details of the event come together, they’ll be posted in the Facebook event. Day Old Blues owner James “Rex” Gilcrease said that having the Rolling Record Store stop at his business has been something that he’s dreamed of since opening the store.
“It’s amazing to me to think that, out of all of the record stores that they could stop at, they’re going to stop here,” Gilcrease said. “People follow this thing all over the U.S.”