Maybe you've walked into and gotten schooled in some relatively obscure genre by proprietor Val Camilletti or store manager Shayne Blakey. Maybe you walked out of the store with an album you didn't know you had to have. Or maybe you just dove into the crates and scored some tunes.
Either way, the chances are the music emanating from Val's Halla has touched your life somehow. We want to hear about it.
Halla-Palooza, the two-day music fest and sale commemorating the store's 40th anniversary, takes place July 28-29. Here's a link to the complete lineup so far. To help celebrate the milestone, we're asking readers young and old to leave a comment here.
So tell us the best album you've bought from Val's Halla and why it's your favorite. And feel free to leave a kind word or two about the owner.
And be sure to check out this Oak Leaves article, which traces Val Camilletti career path from record company promoter to the longtime owner of one of the area's most beloved local businesses.
Happy 40th Val. Here's to many more years of great music!