Mudtown Records is named after a neighbourhood in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Locals dubbed the area north of 15th Street on the eastside of town ‘Mudtown’, because water runoff from the nearby clay embanked Niagara escarpment turned its streets to mud. When I returned to the area after university and travelling abroad, I started putting on shows in Mudtown. Encouraged by friends and family, we decided to name our upstart local record label after it.
- Josh Richardson, Co-founder & Director
Mudtown Records was founded in 2010. It is dedicated to releasing and promoting local artists from in and around Grey and Bruce counties, hence the tagline: “Scraped from the boots of Grey and Bruce Counties.” It is based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.