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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.


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Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!


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Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.


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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are on sale at The Record Exchange starting Sept. 9!


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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!


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1. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
2. Day Breaks
Norah Jones
3. People Meet Your People
4. 22 a Million
Bon Iver
5. Walls
Kings of Leon
6. Only Ghosts
Red Fang
7. Warm Lights
Ghost Tours
8. Allergic to Water
Ani DiFranco
9. Boxes
Goo Goo Dolls
10. Revolution Radio
Green Day



innocentman-44Innocent Man will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). Innocent Man’s official album release party is Feb. 5 at Knitting Factory and we have tickets for sale at the store. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Innocent Man’s new album “Slow Nights” will be available for purchase at the in-store, three days before its official release date! Get your tickets to the official album release show at the in-store and save money on service fees!


Web-IM_SlowNights_FINAL“Honest Music, Played by Honest Folks for Real People”

Innocent Man‘s new album “Slow Nights” celebrates the unique regional diversity of the Northwest. Drawing from an array of genres, the band navigates from bluegrass and pop to the blues and progressive rock while staying true to the group’s signature sound. The resulting 11-track album takes the listener on a journey from the high desert to Interstate 84 and most places in between. With a nod to their roots, Innocent Man’s newest album gives an authentic look at the Northwest through the lens of love, self-discovery and adventure.

Innocent Man plays honest rock ‘n’ roll, fostered with Americana, while pursuing the unending development of the band’s musical abilities. By using deep heartfelt lyrics that reflect shared life experiences, tasteful guitar, premier fiddle, driving rhythms and graceful melodies, Innocent Man comes through as a breath of fresh air that dabbles with acoustic echoes of the past. With a hunger to constantly create great compositions, the members of Innocent Man continue to push the conceptual limitations of music.

With an original sound that is hard to define, Innocent Man brings elements of genuine Americana or outlaw country, reminiscent of acts like Wilco, The Wood Brothers, The Clumsy Lovers and Johnny Cash, along with glimmers of classic rock such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top and The Band, combined with jamband grooves resembling those of Phish, The Grateful Dead and Assembly Of Dust.

Innocent Man’s first album, “Home Grown” was released Feb. 9, 2013. The album release included a notable sold-out party at Visual Arts Collective. The album is a brilliant assortment of new and seasoned, original cross-genre songs. Fans that have followed the band for years will delight in the new life the band has breathed into many of its familiar songs as they continue to progress their sound and push their musical boundaries.

This Boise based six-piece was cultivated by childhood friends sharing their love of music. Scott Sprague, Dan Burns and Kristen Burns (no relation) grew up in McCall and graduated from the same small high school. Likewise, Tim Callender and Conlyn McCain grew up in the small town of Payette.

While in college, the core members of the band became friends and started to jam. Scott, Dan, Tim, Conlyn and Josh Sears played together for more than a decade in various lineups and great bands around Idaho’s Treasure Valley such as Red House, Classic Ashley, the3hundred and Enormous G. In 2008, the guys switched up instruments and song arrangements and founded a new band.

Each member of the band has their own specific tastes in music, which helps make for a unique and special sound that touches many different genres all within a single song. This special sound reverberates through all ages and creates a common connection that sparks new friendships everywhere it’s heard.

Band Members:

Dan Burns – Guitar/Vocals

Josh Sears – Drums

Conlyn McCain – Bass Guitar/Vocals

Scott Sprague – Guitar/Vocals

Tim Callender – Keyboard/Noises

Kristin Burns – Fiddle/Vocals


B-A_1Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are performing at the Egyptian Theatre later that evening. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Want guaranteed admission to the event? Purchase Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn on CD or vinyl and we’ll give you a VIP wristband guaranteeing admission and access to our reserved viewing area!


418456096126Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn present their eponymous debut album as a duo after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is a front porch banjo and vocal album of new music, Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues; the culmination of a yearlong tour as a duo in 2013 following the birth of their son, Juno.

Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. The culmination is an album like no other. The record reveals their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds (through an assortment of seven banjos spanning the recording) in service to the stories that their songs tell, with no studio gimmickry needed.

According to Béla, “finding a way to make every song have its own unique stamp, yet the whole project having a big cohesive sound with only two people” was at the core of their joint vision. Demonstrating seemingly unlimited rhythmic, tonal and melodic capabilities, Fleck and Washburn confirm the banjo’s versatility as the perfect backdrop to the rich lyrical component that Fleck and Washburn offer. “Sometimes when you add other instruments, you take away from the banjo’s being able to show all its colors, which are actually quite beautiful.” Thanks to this album, the musicians’ palette has never been more vivid or pure.