Folk Alliance member Ron Stockfleth, the founder and operator of southern
California’s Acoustic Music Series, died Sunday, November 25, after a long
struggle with kidney cancer.
Ron Stockfleth was a contractor by trade, but was changed after seeing Townes
Van Zandt perform at McCabes in Santa Monica. He was amazed at the communication
and power a great performer could share with an audience, and decided that he
would bring shows of that caliber to the Pasadena area. Starting out knowing
absolutely nothing about promotion or the music industry but learning along the
way, he presented concerts that included singer/songwriters (Iris DeMent, Greg
Brown, Tom Paxton, Cheryl Wheeler), Celtic artists (Skydance, Cherish the
Ladies, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Sharon Shannon), bluegrass (Allison
Krauss, Mark O’Connor, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice), Americana (Dave
Alvin, Tom Russell, BeauSoleil, Chris Smither), and others.
[Obituary courtesy of the Folk Alliance].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.