Forest Blakk is off on his first headlining tour, and making stops at record stores along the way to meet his new fans and sign the EVERY LITTLE DETAIL vinyl release, only available at indie record stores in Canada and the US. He just made a stop at Amoeba San Francisco and will be at Legacy Dumbo and Reckless Records (Belmont) in Chicago soon! Watch for more in-store events soon, as part of the RSD New Artist Series with Atlantic Records!
RSD AMBASSADORS 2023 - JASON ISBELL & AMANDA SHIRES
RSD 2023 IS A (LITERAL) FAMILY AFFAIR!
We're thrilled to announce that the RECORD STORE DAY AMBASSADORS for 2023 are husband-and-wife record store lovers AMANDA SHIRES AND JASON ISBELL!
"We’re honored to be your Record Store Day ambassadors for 2023. Record stores are gathering places. They’re rooms full of carefully curated art and entertainment where you can find a friend, take a date, start a band. We all need these gathering places now more than ever. In your local record store you find common ground and the excitement of discovery. A great new album can make a grumpy old man (like Jason) feel like a kid again. We’ve both worked in record stores, played our songs there, built our careers there. Record stores make it possible for recording artists to find their audience and their voice, and we couldn’t be more excited to help make 2023 the biggest and best Record Store Day yet.”
- Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
*Our RSD 2023 Ambassadors are walking the walk, with The Sound Emporium EP, which includes brand new songs from both Amanda and Jason, coming on Record Store Day! (Details on this and other releases on "The List" still to come!)
*What record did Amanda bring home from tour as a gift for Jason? Check out this video to find out!
*Amanda and Jason are the latest in a long line of luminaries to wear the RSD Ambassador sash! Check out some of the other folks in the RSD Ambassador Club!
We had a great time in 2022 as we got back to celebrating in person at record stores around the world, so as we prepare for 2023 and all the announcements we've got coming soon, let's take a look back, shall we?