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Musical Alchemy

Walter Thorington talks music history with customers at Alchemy Records, which shares space with Red Bud Roasters.

Musical Alchemy

A music history as much as record collector, Thorington arranges his shelves in chronological order. Photos by Celeste Hollister

Musical Alchemy

Sometimes the process by which life changes can resemble something like magic. This is how Walter Thorington describes his journey from financial analyst at the University of Texas to the owner of a record store. More than magic, though. It’s transformative, lifechanging, alchemical.Hence the name: Alchemy Records.“Music is alchemical in ...

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