In the late sixties, Barry Poss came to the United States from Canada with a fellowship and a student visa to obtain a doctorate’s degree of sociology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Coming within one chapter of completing his dissertation, Poss answered a classified ad for a graphic artist placed by a small Virginia-based record label, County Records. Though Poss didn’t know anything about graphic design, he applied for the job anyway, admitting his lack of experience in design but professing his love for the music. County hired him, and Poss gave up teaching to follow his main passion, music, at a record label he admired. Within the first few years Poss was immersed in the record business, learning everything from reissuing old 78s to producing traditional musicians to selling records at retail stores.
Det var så det började för bolaget som jag kärleksfullt kallade drömfabriken i rubriken. Räknar jag noga, så har detta bolag släppt fler plattor som jag verkligen har känt för i år än alla de andra, med svensk distribution tillsammans. Plattor som får mig att drömma mig tillbaks till nittiotalets början när musiken var viktig och även de stora tordes ta risker.
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Detta är country med stort C!