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Episode 52 - Joe K, Owner HoldFast Records

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All aboard! This week we head to Jamaica by way of Asbury Park New Jersey, joined by our friend and guide Joe K. Not only is he a great story teller, but the founder and owner of HoldFast Records.  We learn how Joe and his wife got started in the industry, the production work he cut his teeth on that gave him the tough skin, yet love for community that he takes with him on his trips to Jamaica. Joe has spent years cultivating relationships in Kingston, away from the safety of the resorts. While not for the faint of heart, with a tumultuous religious and government history, there is also such an important thoroughline of vinyl and music one which people would ‘climb the pole’ for. During these trips he’s met people who have created and built the reggae foundation we all know and love. Check out: https://www.instagram.com/holdfastrecordsnj/ https://www.discogs.com/seller/HoldfastRecordsNJ/profile https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_One_(record_label) https://www.rockersinternational.com/ Thank you to Full Flower Moon Band, an alternative grunge rock band from Brisbane Australia; for the use of their song ‘West Side' off their album of the same name. Find more at: https://fullflowermoonband.bandcamp.com/music Grab a copy of our book 'Women in Vinyl, the Art of Making Vinyl' out now!  Learn more and buy a copy at: https://womeninvinyl.com/book THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS! Keep your records clean and sounding great with GrooveWasher. Use WomenInVinyl10 at check out: http://www.groovewasher.com/ Commercial-Free & High Resolution version of this podcast, along with membership options and ton of other discount codes available at: https://www.patreon.com/womeninvinyl You can also contribute to furthering our mission by donating http://www.womeninvinyl.com/ as a 501(c)3 all donations are tax deductible. Visit the website to check out past episodes, features, and our ever growing library of resources to further the education, demystification and diversification of the Vinyl Making Space. We were listed as number 11 on https://podcasts.feedspot.com/vinyl_records_podcasts/! Don’t forget to like, subscribe and give us a review on your favorite podcast delivery method! Want to be a sponsor or just get in touch? Email us: https://womeninvinyl.com/