I am super excited and proud to announce that I signed the lease today for what will become Libby's Old School Records - a Vintage Vinyl & Stereo Emporium.
GRAND OPENING is on Feb. 28th, 2020 on Main Street in Frisco, Colorado.
When you wake up and realize the job that fits the passion in your life, you want to jump right in and do what you LOVE. I absolutely love music and I love both the joy and the sorrow it evokes in humanity. From the struggling, heartbreaking lows to the magical and spiritual highs, music remains OUR universal language, a truly connecting bond in this One World.
It has been a long road for me to get to this point, but I now greet the challenge - full steam ahead. This is only the beginning of this journey. It is going to take a great effort to create a vibrant, successful business in this niche market. But it absolutely can be done.
It has taken me the past three years to create the long term vision, to collect the inventory and to move my life back to Colorado to pursue this dream.
I've brought it all the way to today.
I've signed the lease, I've already jumped off the cliff.
But I could still use a little assistance in this startup. So I'm asking for a little help from Schoolbus Libby's family and friends.
I am about to launch a KICKSTARTER campaign...and the more people who see this and know what I am trying to do will give my campaign a better chance at success. And if the Kickstarter campaign succeeds, Libby's Old School Records will also succeed.
I hope that the lovers of music - analog particularly - will find this great location...and when they do, I hope to brighten their day with the sound of song. And that will simply be called 'doing what you love'.
It's a very exciting day; anxious and nervous, but very exciting- Indeed!! Thanks for listening and stay tuned.
This is only the beginning.
And remember, SLOW DOWN -Spin Vinyl
Schoolbus Libby is a 1984 GMC School bus that was purchased in Libby, Montana(hence the name!) in March of 2000. She was quickly renovated into a mobile RV for traveling, and began hitting the road and attending festivals in April of the same year. Libby traveled the US extensively that first year, and again in 2001 - covering nearly 20,000 miles in less than two years. In the winter she resided at the scenic and historic State Bridge Lodge on the Colorado River in Bond, CO.
In 2003 Libby began a couple years in storage just off I-70 at the Downieville/Dumont exit. By the end of 2004 she moved her way outside of Nederland in the Rollinsville area. From there it wasn’t long before she had made her way back up to the State Bridge Lodge.
On June 2nd 2007, the Lodge at State Bridge burned to the ground in an enormous blaze. Libby had attended the Shakedown Street memorial day celebration the week before and was still parked next to the old lodge. Miraculously, Libby only sustained burn marks and melted lights. Somehow she survived.
In 2008 Libby made a trip over the pass and down to Denver for the Leftover Salmon/moe. show at Red Rocks. Unbeknownst to her and her crew, this would be her last trip over the pass and down to the famous Morrison Amphitheater.
After a few more festival trips, The Realm Festival (New Castle) and YarmonyGrass (Rancho Del Rio) Libby was retired to State Bridge due to engine failure. Libby was about the only thing other than wildlife out on the majestic land after the Lodge burned, and the property ultimately shut down until a buyer was found. It was a quiet, introspective time. Then the property was sold, redeveloped and brought back to musical life. Libby went on to re-invent herself into a creative hub for the music magazine entitled Mousike, which ran for nearly three years out of State Bridge.
In 2013 Libby left State Bridge, and was towed out to Rancho Weirdo in Gypsum where she has spent a wonderful time of rest, surrounded by dogs, cats, horses and two wonderful caretakers, in what has ultimately become an ongoing five year hiatus from public view. But whatever the location and whatever the year, Libby has become synonymous with two things above all else: great music, and great friends.
And now 2020 awaits....