Jack White seems to be taking his designated position as ambassador for Record Store Day quite seriously. The singer/guitarist will be giving Nashville musicians and record enthusiasts a chance to press some wax of their own at his Third Man Records studio this Saturday.
The Third Man Recording Booth, which will only be open for Saturday, is a refurbished Voice-O-Graph recording booth that will allow fans to record for up to two minutes, after which the recording will be pressed on to a six-inch disc.
“Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honors and privileges in this life that we just can’t take for granted,” White said in a statement. “Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) my spine. Even if you aren’t instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iPhone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital and romantic.”
Below, watch a video of Jack White’s fellow Raconteur, Brendan Benson, using the Third Man Recording Booth: