Village Music was a record store in San Francisco. It closed in 2007 but not before becoming one of the most revered independent record stores in America.
It helped that the store was located in San Fransisco, home to a hotbed of music, but the main reason people went there was because of the owner John Goddard. Goddard and his store were influential not only to music fans but to musicians who claim the store influenced their own music.
Take a look at the trailer for the soon to be released film. There's interviews with Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Bettye Lavette, DJ Shadow, Huey lewis, Peter Coyote and others, all attesting to the importance of Village Music in their lives.
The film was financed through a Kickstarter campaign that ended on New Year's Day this year. According to IMDb it's presently in post-production. The Village Music documentary also has a Facebook page.
Just watching the trailer makes me yearn for the record stores of old. Luckily there's still a few of them left here in Cleveland including Music Saves and My Mind's Eye.