On July 21st, record producer, musician and entrepreneur Ronald Corso suffered a stroke and remains under medical care as he fights for each step on the road to recovery.
Many will recognize Ronald as the friendly owner and operator of 11th Street Records and National Southwestern Recording, where he can be found on duty each day, greeting his customers at the corner of 11th and Fremont Stree in downtown Las Vegas.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Ronald has spent decades as a tenacious, steadfast, outspoken advocate for downtown Vegas' music community. From opening the legendary late-nineties coffeehouse Cafe Nero to creating his own DIY recording studio to helping revive the Neon Reverb Festival -- Corso has been there. He cares about musicians and he is a friend to every person who walks through his door.
Anyone who has supported a loved one through the process of recovering from a stroke will tell you that it is a long road, and that you simply cannot know what is going to happen. This is a time for faith and for sending all the love you can muster. Ronald continues to show positive signs, but make no mistake -- our friend needs us now.
In addition to helping defray medical expenses, your donations will go a long way towards helping our beloved 11th Street Records survive as a home for music and culture in DTLV.
It's almost impossible to imagine the record shop without Ronald behind the counter, telling stories and cracking jokes -- so it is our turn to show the store some love. After you make a donation here, make it a point to visit 11th Street Records. Spend some time in the stacks. Buy some new music to take home with you, and you just may be able to say hello to a member of Ronald's family while you're there. There is nothing that Ronald would appreciate more than that.
Keep an eye on this space and we'll keep you updated on Ronald's progress. Please share this with your friends and family. Your love and support means the world. Thank you.