The pioneering Towson-Glen Arm artist Jon Woodstock has passed away at the age of 43.
A longer post about Jon Woodstock’s important contributions is forthcoming.
Please send prayers and positive energy to Jon Woodstock’s family and friends in this time of grief
From Mike Apichella’s track notes to ‘Towson-Glen Arm Freakouts’ volume 1:
The unbelievable life story of former Glen Arm resident Jon Woodstock simply cannot be summed up in a paragraph. I’d say a 10 page essay might even be an inadequate way to tell Woodstock’s tale, so I am not even going to try to distill his complex, tragic, thrilling hurricane of existence….but I will say this about him: on his best days Jon Woodstock has been a great friend to me and one of the most positive influences in my life mostly for his haywire sense of humor, his raw honesty, and his masterful work as a multi-media artist. For all that and a litany of other things, Jon Woodstock is a legend in the purest sense of the word.
(below: Jon Woodstock – at third from left, holding a fake rifle – with experimental ska ensemble The Preschoolers; Woodstock served as drummer for this group during the early/mid-90’s; photo by unknown, courtesy of Sarah Kershaw)