Sandlot Baseball with Jack White & Billy Reid.
This year, Warstic and Jack White's, Third Man Records (TMR), came together as the Third Man Triples to participate in Billy Reid's annual Shindig baseball game at the University of North Alabama.
The round robin-style wood bat tournament kicked off Shindig No. 8 with games between The Alabama Slammers, led by Billy Reid, The Texas Playboys, and the Third Man Triples, led by Warstic co-owner and Grammy® Award-Winning Artist, Jack White, and Warstic founder, Ben Jenkins.
Billy Reid, an American fashion designer, hosts the weekend-long event each August in downtown Florence, AL where he also has a storefront.
The weekend's schedule included three days of live music, art exhibits, jewelry and fashion shows, food trucks and a panel discussion on design, fashion, and branding in which Warstic founder, Ben Jenkins, and Ben Blackwell of Third Man Records participated.
Jenkins, who also owns the Dallas-based design firm, OFB, talked about bringing emotion and human connection into products. Blackwell spoke on how The Third Man Rolling Record Store, (which drove down from Detroit to take part in the event), along with the Third Man Records storefronts are both important in contributing to the experience that Third Man Records hopes to create between people and music.
Photos by David James Swanson.