The Knoxville Stomp Record Show
Saturday, May 7 | 10-4pm | East Tennessee History Center
The Knoxville Stomp Record Show is presented by Raven Records and Rarities and will feature a fantastic selection of collectible 78s and other goodies.
Vendors will include:
Raven Records and Rarities
Jay Nations opened Raven Records in 1985, and has long been a fixture of the Knoxville record scene. (He’s also — for better and for worse — given jobs to quite a few local musicians over the years.) After closing Raven, Jay shifted his business model to doing record shows, consignment locations and some online sales. He and long-time pal Jack Stiles reopened the Raven storefront five years ago, and now feature a wide selection of records as well as pop culture items like movie posters, comics and toys. Raven is a sponsor for Knoxville Stomp and will be selling the Bear Family boxed set Knox County Stomp: The Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930.
General Gentry has been avid collector since 1962 and began doing record shows in mid 70s. 31 years ago he began setting up at the Chet Atkins Fan Club in Nashville and has become the world’s leader in all things Chet. The General is bringing 3 tables of vinyl and 78s, lots of country stars associated with East Tennessee and a staggering collection of mint Starday/King label rarities.
The Great Escape
Rob Baker, representing Nashville mainstay The Great Escape, has been buying and selling music since 1995. As head of the company’s music department, he is responsible for stocking albums in all four Great Escape locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. This major Nashville dealer is bringing quite the assortment of country collectibles.
Travis Atkins, from Birmingham, AL, began his career in distribution at Warner Bros in 1984. He started doing record shows in 1995 and is looking forward to bringing two tables worth of CDs, records and memorabilia from his packed warehouse of music goodies.
Atlanta’s Jonathan Clark has been doing record shows since the 90s, and is known for his collection of desirable 78s.