A Music Lover’s Dream

I recently discovered a unique little shop and I honestly don’t know how I lived without it before.

If you’ve read any of my recipe posts, you’ll know one of my favorite things I own is my record player. I love passing an afternoon baking in the kitchen singing love songs with Dean Martin.

So, when I was asked if I had visited Third Man Records yet, I was beyond embarrassed to admit that not only had I not but that I didn’t even know what it was.

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

In 2001, Jack White founded Third Man Records in Detroit. He opened a physical storefront in Nashville about 8 years later and then a second storefront in Detroit, which opened up this past November.

Third Man Records, Detroit

You can shop around for vinyls, record players or novelty items.

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

My favorite part was a spacious, wooden listening booth where you could sample a good selection of the records that lined the shelves.

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

In the back of store, you’ll find a gorgeous, blue-lit  performance stage.

I know what you’re thinking, yes I resisted the urge to jump on up and start belting out some Aretha Franklin . . . barely.

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

Third Man Records, Detroit

There weren’t as many albums for sale as I was anticipating but the store is well worth a visit for any music lover whether you have a record player or not.

I really want to go back and see a live performance in the store and to visit the soon to be open vinyl pressing plant!

Don’t you just love unique, independent specialty stores? Just being there makes you feel more creative.

Also, has anyone ever used a recording booth? I loath hearing the sound of my own voice but I think it’s such a cool idea! Very retro in the best possible way.

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