Village Music

Former Location –
This was one of the last of the great record stores. Whenever musicians from around the world would come to the San Francisco Bay Area they would stop by here to pick up rare favorites.

The store closed on September 30, 2007. Here’s a quote from the owner, John Goddard :

“It is with no small amount of regret that I announce that 2007 will be Village Music’s final year. We will be closing on September 30, 2007, while the deciding factor in this decision has been rent levels necessary to maintain a business in mill valley, is only one of several reasons i’ve reached decision. basically – it’s time. had great time here for many years. things learned, people met, and ways which my musical horizons have expanded (and on some levels, solidified) probably major focus life 40 it been, most part, wonderful.”

Stars that regularly frequented the shop:

b.b. king, elvis costello, linda ronstadt, bonnie raitt, billy gibbons, mel torme, cab calloway, george lucas, albert collins, johnny otis, doug sahm, lee allen, jerry garcia, ruth brown, ry cooder, robert ward, john hooker, jimmy scott, grace slick, adam arkin, hank ballard, bob weir, matt dillon, carl perkins, winona ryder, carlos santana, houston person, irma thomas, carla etta james, martha reeves, harvey fuqua, adams, lonnie brooks, gatemouth huey lewis, jorma kaukonen, phil lesh, marty balin, johnnie johnson, matthew broderick, nick lowe, kevin bacon, dave edmunds, debbie harry, pearl harbour, earl scruggs, frankie ford, richard berry, aaron neville, art elvin bishop, al kooper, cobham, mclaughlin, bill cosby, joan baez, charles ann peebles, otis clay, james burton, steve cropper, booker t, ronnie earl, j cale, craig chaquico, kim wilson, mick jagger, eric clapton, wayne shorter, clarence clemons, ray davies, roger commander cody, flaco jiminez, douglas, cray, peter coyote, dick dale, willy deville, jack elliott, terry evans, bobby jon faddis, skeeter davis, gravenites, sammy hagar, david grisman, hammond, nicky hopkins, kenny loggins, jordan, klemmer, kurt loder, ritz, mack, van morrison, rick griffen, maria muldaur, charlie musselwhite.

Village Music
9 E. Blithedale
Mill Valley CA 94941