We left one thing out of our Nashville recap — a trip to a little shop that deserves its own blog post. After seeing the awesome Hatch Show Print wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, we had to check out the rest of their retro music posters! The prints on display (and available for purchase) in the Broadway location, as well as the vintage equipment and blocks in their old school workshop, did not disappoint.
Founded in 1879 by the Hatch brothers (C.R. and H.H.), Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest print shops in the U.S. Now owned and operated by the Country Music Foundation (the non-profit owner fo the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Hatch is still inking new posters as well as restriking past favorites.
We couldn’t leave without picking up a few posters ourselves. The one of the couple on the roller coaster seemed appropriate given our plans to visit Dollywood the next day, and the coffee one was just plain purdy. But now, Brian kinda regrets not getting that blue and orange Bill Monroe poster. Good thing they sell them online!