Wallyhood would like to offer a warm welcome and thank you to our newest sponsor, The Folkstore. Tucked away behind the shade of a green maple on Roosevelt Ave, the Folkstore has that what-ya-see-is-what-ya get Appalachian sensibility that makes sense anywhere you can find it: it’s a music store, operated by a musician for musicians, buying and selling musical instruments, books, strings and all manner of musical necessity. There’s just nothing to argue with about that.
While a Seattle Times article from 2008 paints a very sweet and true picture of Stuart Herrick’s establishment, we find the best portrait comes from the details of the simple web site: included in the list of closed days, alongside Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve, is Wintergrass Sunday, the annual Washington bluegrass convention.
And please, don’t bother looking for an e-mail address: “The Folkstore is an electronic mail-free and cell phone-free zone”. We suppose this means they don’t have a Twitter account, either.
So just tie on a pair of good shoes and walk on over (5201-A Roosevelt Way NE), someone will be there to greet you seven days a week…except Wintergrass Sunday.