LtM Dealer Profile: Bill & Virginia Martin, “The Hatman”

The Hatman (Bill Martin) with his wife Virginia return for the October 2nd Love the Music (LtM) Record Show. LtM is happy to have Bill & Virigina who always brings an expansive and diverse collection with new stock of vinyl and CDs to satisfy your music wants.

Bill has been selling music for 40 years at conventions and festivals. In the early 90’s Bill produced albums for the Strawbs, Fairport Convention, and Iain Matthews; and worked with Dirty Linen magazine for several years. Albums Bill produced include:

Strawbs – Preserves Uncanned, a 2 CD set of historical early recordings, nominated for a historical Grammy;

Fairport Convention – The Boot and The Other Boot, double-cassette, live releases of the Cropredy Festival in the UK. The Cropredy Festival is Fairport’s annual festival held in August, and is the biggest folk rock / prog rock festival in the UK.

Iain Matthews – Orphans and Outcasts Vol I, and Orphans and Outcasts Vol II, two separate releases of previously unreleased material from Iain’s career with Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, and solo material.

If you are looking for a hard-to-find albums/CDs or artists, Bill is the knowledgeable and experienced person to see. Bill is one of our largest dealers bringing approximately 3,000 vinyl and CD selections to the show spanning most genres and rare releases. As well Bill carries a lot of rare electronic music from the early 70’s, and the selections are in great condition. The Hatman’s tables are a must shop for music lovers.

The Hatman with Vinyl Customers and his Vast CD Collection!

The Love the Music Record Show is 10/2 from 10am to 3pm. The event is held bi-monthly in the Rosensteel Hall Emerald Room, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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