Farewell Joel “Stouty” Stout

Joel “Stouty” Stout         1976-2010

Joel Stout, founder of Comagun Music and creator of such Asheville events as: Summer Soulstice and Tron-A-Thon was a great collaborator and  friend.  We here at The Garage were fortunate enough to have worked and played with Joel and his incomparable knack for creating a music scene.

The enthusiasm that Joel had for the bands he worked with, and the events he created was downright infectious and I am a better person for having known him.  He put his heart and soul into the events that we were fortunate enough to have collaborated on with him, and as a result, he put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces.

Thank you for your immense contribution to the Asheville music scene!


The Garage

Joel’s Obituary

Joel Adam “Stouty” Stout age 33, of Wilmington NC passed in his sleep on March 23, 2010. The cause of Joel’s death is not certain. Born July 21, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joel is survived by his parents Alan and Sharon and siblings Jason, Kristen, Alison, Jami, Webster, and niece Molly. Joel was a music promoter, manager, clothing designer, and an entrepreneur. Joel was a kind and generous caretaker who provided spiritual and emotional support to many. Joel’s strength of spirit and passion for helping others enabled him to provide support to others as a member and mentor in Narcotics Anonymous since 2005. Joel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Asheville where he excelled as a truly gifted writer. Joel loved music, arts, friends, family, the outdoors, and self guided spirituality. Joel will be remembered for his infectious smile and constant thirst for discovery and adventure. Joel approached each day with a sense of wonder and his dreams and passions knew no bounds. Joel’s love and passion survives his earthly body and is with all of us forever.


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