Sactown Blues is a brick-and-mortar record store located downtown, on K Street. Above Ling Cleaners, up a narrow stairway, the small vinyl-only record store is a gathering place for local musicians, artists and music lovers of all stripes. Access to the roof allows a venue for live music events on the weekends.
Sactown Blues is much more than a record store. It is a hangout for the musically-minded. At any time during business hours (and often times after the times posted), one can find a handful of folks hanging out and talking about music, life and everything in between. Many of the folks that are drawn to the shop are “in the know”, and one never knows just what rumors or information can be found here. The owner, Slim, although a good-natured fellow, is also a stern and moral man, and his love of music goes deeper than anyone else in town.
On the weekends, there are usually live bands performing up on the roof, which has been renovated and turned into a (dry) blues club. Also, sometimes on a Sunday (after church), you can hear Slim and a few friends holding an impromptu jam session. If you want to hear some great local rock and blues bands (and a few more famous groups and artists), Sactown Blues is the place to be.
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ASPECT: A SAFE HAVEN WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME
Slim Sparrowhawk is the owner/proprietor of Sactown Blues, a kindly black man whose life has led him down many roads. He attracts good people to his store, and he is treated (and acts) like a grandfather to everyone that crosses his threshold. He is a kind and caring man who always wears an easy smile. Although he rarely sells any of his records, he seems to never have need for money. “The Lord Provides,” he says when the topic of his livelihood comes up. Slim regularly attends church, and is a devout man.