a peek inside Third Man Records

I have a soft spot for analog recordings of all sorts. Records, photographs, movies, recipes, the list goes on. On our recent trip through Nashville we stopped by Third Man Records (run by kick ass guitarist and musical genius Jack White most noted for his bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather), and confirmed that White shares our nostalgia for film and vinyl.


White founded Third Man Records in 2001 in Detroit, Michigan and moved the operation to Nashville in 2009. Inside the black painted building with yellow, red, blue, and purple garage doors on 7th Avenue South, there’s record label offices, a record store, photo studio, darkroom, and live venue with analog recording booth.


We didn’t make it past the store, I guess we’ll save that tour for our next trip to Nashville.

Until then, there’s this video.

In case you were wondering, the phone booth works.


Which reminds me, if you haven’t seen the documentary film, It Might Get Loud by filmmaker David Guggenheim, on the history of the electric guitar told by rock musicians Jack White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page, then go pour yourself a lemonade and watch it here.


    • ArtandLemons says

      Casey, Ha, you give me way too much credit. A monkey band in a box…I know, I want one too. I imagine having one in my office and playing it whenever I get writer’s block. Too bad they don’t make/sell them there.

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