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Local MustKurt Legler, owner of Warbler Records & Goods in Santa Barbara, shares his story, lessons learned and Santa Barbara recommendations for food and drink as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara, California

Warbler Records & Goods

"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records."

Recommendations:
The Blue Owl
Sama Sama
Make Smith Leather Company
Potek Winery
Municipal Winemakers

Warbler Records & Goods

"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records."

Recommended by:
  
Kurt Legler, Owner, Warbler Records & Goods

My Story

"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records, I guess. 

I'm obsessed with all the records that I haven't heard yet, more than the ones I have heard, so I'm just trying to work through them all.

Records are tangible. They sound really warm, and people fall in love with them. They have a certain cultural cache and a sonic superiority to them, and there's a special authenticity that comes with that.

I worked in record stores in Portland straight out of college and I was involved in a record co-op up there. I knew I always wanted to do my own thing and open my own record shop and I searched the west coast for the right location. Santa Barbara seemed like it would work well and it really has."  

My Santa Barbara Musts

"Our friend Steve is a leatherworker who just opened up a great shop - Make Smith Leather Company - two doors down from that's definitely worth checking out. 

Other spots I like are Potek and Municipal Winemakers, The Imperial and the Mercury Lounge, Blue Owl and Sama Sama."

Warbler Records & Goods

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Warbler Records & Goods
 Location
Kurt Legler, Owner
Warbler Records & Goods
Santa Barbara
 Map
The Blue Owl
"A special Santa Barbara secret."
-119.70082130000003
34.4201929
Sama Sama
"The locals call them crack wings."
-119.7048795
34.423931
Make Smith Leather Company
"I learned this craft from my dad and his father."
-119.69750770000002
34.4218714
Potek Winery
"A winery surrounded by oak barrels."
-119.690654
34.421119
Municipal Winemakers
"A winery for all."
-119.68862999999999
34.413882
Warbler Records & Goods
"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records."
-119.69759850000003
34.421798

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