Record Store Day is Saturday

  • Rahel and Sue Hurwitz will perform at the Toadstool Saturday for Record Store Day. Courtesy photo

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:25AM

Saturday, April 22 is Record Store Day once again. The bi-annual celebration (it happens again after Thanksgiving) is a great time to get into vinyl again or just take advantage of a lot of great exclusive material that is released in very limited quantities at this time. The music department at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough will have dozens of new releases and reissues out especially for this day. The store also stocks a deep collection on vinyl in response to the resurgence of interest in music in analog recordings. Visitors on Record Store Day will also find a well curated offering of CDs and DVDs and an exciting stock of used and new books.

Bring the receipt for a purchases of music made on Record Store Day at The Toadstool Bookshop to Harlow’s Pub to be entered into a drawing put on by Dogfish Head for a new suitcase style turntable.

Also on tap that day are a few free musical performances right in the store. Music starts at 2 p.m. with Rahel and Sue Hurwitz and their ambient “Song of the Lark.” They will be followed Alternative folk group Gilliver, fronted by Molly and Dylan Brown, along with an opening set by Jake Hobbes. All are from Peterborough. Rahel just returned from South Africa as part of The Healing Light Project which is building musical bridges between cultures and crossing over to the other side to meet people-to-people in celebration. She is a co-founder of the project and local Jewish-Israeli-American singer-songwriter. She set out to South Africa for the first time to meet with Mr. Future Ndex Moyo, fellow co-founder and artistic director of the Zimbabwean vocal group, Amavevane Performing Arts. They shared traditions, learned dances, ate traditional meals and recorded new music sung in Hebrew, Zulu and English. She will talk more about this when she visits the store.

Also on Saturday, natural history artist Matt Patterson will appear at the Toadstool.

Matt Patterson grew up in New Ipswich, son of a biology teacher, and early on was exposed to all types of animals. Wildlife and art became his twin passions. He loved the outdoors and in his free time was either out fishing, searching for turtles and snakes or painting. Today he is a professional artist whose work reflects his love for nature. On Saturday April 22 at 11 a.m. he will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough to sign and discuss his illustrations for the newly published book The Snake And The Salamander: Reptiles And Amphibians From Maine To Virginia. The book features his full color art and the engaging text of Alvin Breisch to showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters. Matt is also the illustrator of Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, which won the 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the category of Design and Artistic Merit. He still lives in New Ipswich.

For more information call the bookstore at 924-3543.