The True Vine Record Shop was established in 2005. It was all for the love of raw and non-traditional music. Two friends, Ian and Jason, who are so into music decided to focus on uncommon, exceptional, extraordinary, rare, unusual, and you could also say eccentric kind of music which are not so often given the chance to shine in mainstream media, then and now.
The True Vine Record Shop really started with us blogging about any kind of music that we chance upon. Then we started to source these albums from different parts of the world as part of our music library. When we started posting our blogs about each album, we found out that there were a lot of other people who enjoy these genres and we decided to cater to that market. Obviously, they could not buy these records in regular record shops so we became a specialty record shop for these hard to find good music from all over the world.
Our curiosity led us to know and dig further not just in American music archives but also in Africa, Korea, France, Turkey, and Germany to name a few. We got to know about Margo Guryan, Ennio Morricone, Chico Buarque, Mainliner, Melvin Jackson, Brigette Fontaine, Joe Meek, Guigou Chenevier, Philippe Besombes, No Doctor, John and Beverly Martyn, The Wide Weird World of Henry Jacobs, Cecil Leuter, Gary Wilson, Luc Ferrari, Leprechaun Catering, Shin Jung Hyun and The Men, Cromagnon, Bernard Estardy, Nervous Norvus, Michael Evans, Jac Berrocal, The Monks, France Gall, and Francois Hardy. There were many times that we did not understand the words from their lyrics but that did not hinder us from appreciating the kind of music that they offer. We enjoy the music and the vibe. We also love connecting with people who appreciate these genres like we do that is why the True Vine Record Shop is more than just a store that sells these records, we are a community of music lovers with an appreciation for the different and unique sounds that these special artists offer.