After 15 years of freelancing and six years writing a weekly column, Rich Albertoni will retire his byline effective with the December 8th issue of Isthmus. Albertoni will be starting a new job as a consultant in the private sector, a job that will have him on the road a lot.
Madison will lose a stalwart supporter of local music when Albertoni puts his pen down. Each year he and I would collaborate on putting a comprehensive list of the year’s local music releases. He always told me that, despite the fact he couldn’t write about them all, he listened to everything that ever crossed his desk. Now, that’s dedication that will be hard to replace.
Albertoni recently said in an email, “The best thing about [writing for Isthmus] has been connecting with so many creative people. I will miss that.” The city will miss it, too, Rich and so will I. Best of luck wherever you go, whatever you do and much respect.