I was overjoyed to find out about the rare self-proclaimed rockabilly show at The Asheville Music Hall.  The show featured three bands, dipping into most of the rockabilly sub-genres: psychobilly, hellbilly, American roots, country blues, and southern gothic. This was also quite a treat since most concerts are sub-genre specific.  I thought this was a great tactic for bringing in a more diverse group of people. The crowds at Asheville shows can be hit or miss, and I’ve never figured out why this happens.  We were very hopeful for a packed crowd because of the distance these bands traveled to play this event.  The buzz around town about ticket sells were quiteRead More →

People often ask me how I “got interested in all this,” meaning vintage goodies and history in general.  To be honest, I’m never really sure how to respond.  I’ve had a strong passion for the past for as long as I can remember, literally! There is one particular “a ha” moment that I can recall though.  I couldn’t have been more than 4 years old, my parents and I were at Ammon’s Drive In eating on the curb (I swear!), and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ hit Shop Around came on the radio.  The song instantly made me so happy! I was overjoyed, and remember that I just kept giggling.  Then aRead More →

Everyone owns certain items that are essential to their daily sanity, health, happiness, bliss, whichever you choose to call it.  For most of us, these aren’t actually things that we require, but things that improve our general wellbeing. I needed to get that out of the way before anyone accuses me of being a “privileged American” who can’t live without leggings or liquid lipstick!  Obviously, I can live without the following products, but they greatly improve my happiness!  As you will notice, I sell a large number of these products at my shop.  It will probably seem as if I am trying to promote my businessRead More →