ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The president of Red House Records is retiring after three decades at the St. Paul-based folk and Americana music label.
Red House on Wednesday announced the retirement of Eric Peltoniemi (PELT'-uh-nee-mee). Peltoniemi has led Red House for the past decade, since the death of founder Bob Feldman in 2006.
Peltoniemi calls his retirement a "bittersweet decision," but says it's the right time.
The Red House roster includes The Cactus Blossoms, honky-tonk singer Dale Watson and ex-Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.
Peltoniemi joined Feldman in the fledgling label in 1985. The 66-year-old also has a career writing for musical theater as well as a recording career in Finland.
Red House Records owner Beth Friend, who is Feldman's widow, will become president and CEO.
Red House Records: http://www.redhouserecords.com