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Friday, September 27, 2013

Brooklyn’s Gowanus Chronicle - Valerie June & Retrofret

Retrofret Vintage Guitars, was delighted to see their good customer, Memphis born musician Valerie June, featured in the August 18, 2013 issue of The Sunday New York Times Magazine. “We love it when our friends and clients get the notice they deserve in the media” said Steve Uhrik, owner of Retrofret. “Ms. June had been at our shop having her banjo-uke fined tuned prior to heading over to perform on The David Letterman show that day. NY Times writer Edith Zimmerman’s description of Retrofret was pure poetry”.

Retrofret has been a proud to be part of the Gowanus music scene since 1983 – a rapidly growing community along industrial South Brooklyn which now includes Brooklyn Recording, The Bell House, Littlefield, The Gowanus Ballroom, and Shapeshifter Lab. 
The Gowanus area in Brooklyn, NY has changed rapidly from an industrial warehouse area to a destination neighborhood of hotels, restaurants and a mecca for a cutting edge, thriving music and arts scene. Retrofret was one of the first music related businesses to put down roots along the Gowanus Canal, having moved to their current location on Butler Street from Soho, Manhattan in 1983. The Valerie June and Retrofret guitar shop story is yet another indication of the vitality of this downtown flourishing Brooklyn neighborhood.  

Thanking Jack Hirschorn for hinting.

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