Red House’s Bob Feldman Dies at 56

Bob Feldman, founder and president of the folk and roots music label, Red
House Records based in St. Paul, Minn., died on January 11. He was a tireless
music promoter, including work as a DJ and event producer, and known for
trusting his artist’s instincts by allowing ample creative control over their
record-ed work. Red House’s catalogue contains over 175 albums including works
by Ramblin’Jack Elliott, Robin & Linda Williams, Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels
and others.

A spokesperson from his record company said the following: “Red
House is mourning the loss of Bob Feldman, our president and founder. He died
January 11, 2006 at the age of 56. For nearly 25 years, Red House has been a
major force in the national folk music scene.  What began as a hobby for Bob
became an American roots music institution.  He will be missed, but his vision
lives on

[Reprinted from International Bluegrass, with permission from IBMA. Photo
courtesy of Red House Records].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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