Country Music en Español Artist Stokoff Releases Tribute to Jose Feliciano

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Remake of Puerto Rican superstar’s hit didn’t start out as a country song, but became one in the studio

Boca Raton, FL — April 3, 2020 — South Florida-based Stokoff has issued another new single,  the second cover in just more than a month. This time he pays homage to Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and guitarist Jose Feliciano with a remake of the 1970 cut “Que Sera” – the song and accompanying video are now streaming on the artist’s YouTube channel. One of the first songs Stokoff learned to play as a child, the song was intended to be a warm up for his Nashville studio band during a 2019 recording session.

“I actually never thought to record it but the studio musicians really put their marks on it and turned it into a country song,” says Stokoff, the German-born, Colombia-raised singer, songwriter and producer. “It’s a sad song but the message is ultimately positive, that one will come back.” A fitting theme for this uncertain and uncharted time of the coronavirus. This version features pedal steel guitar and a very countrified guitar solo.

Making the most of his COVID-19 downtime not only by releasing new music, Stokoff is also performing live streaming concerts on his Facebook page each Sunday night at 7 p.m., and beginning tonight, on his YouTube channel at 7 p.m. ET. Viewers can tune in at youtube.com/OctavioStokoff

Born blind because of a congenital eye disease in Lares, Puerto Rico on September 10, 1945, Feliciano rose to fame on the strength of his chart-topping cover of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” in 1968. (This is the first song Stokoff heard by Feliciano.) He had subsequent hits, including the holiday standard “Feliz Navidad” and contributed to recordings by John LennonJoni Mitchell and Bill Withers.

Stokoff leads a musical movement called Country Music en Español, which seeks to bring Country music to Spanish speakers throughout the globe. His last release came at the end of February, a remake of a 1993 Fito Paez song “A Rodar Mi Vida”. He is gearing up to release additional singles in the coming months, including a full-length of country music covers recorded in Spanish. 

For more information, visit www.Stokoff.com

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ABOUT STOKOFF

Octavio Stokoff
’s interest in music began while growing up in South America, where he spent many years trying on different lives for size, only to discover that he was meant to defy the conventions of music. When Stokoff discovered country music, the rest were put aside. He found the music that helped him relate to his roots and his culture, and it helped him feel real love. What he represents now, in America, is the unlikely hero who is following his dreams by being passionately and unabashedly being true to himself. 

Stokoff has collaborated with some of South Florida’s premiere Latin music talent, including the late guitarist and producer Dan Warner, and vocalist Olgui Chirino. His 2017 release featuring the two called “Pensando en Ti” reached the pinnacle of the Top 100 Bogota and TOPLatin charts, and the accompanying video has also received more than 1 million views on YouTube.

Featured at the landmark music festival / competition Viña del Mar Chile in 1998, Stokoff has released four full-length albums, Tan Solo HumanoJuegos de PasiónAl Natural and Evolucion, along with numerous singles and videos. He is preparing to issue a new collection of country hits translated and performed entirely in Spanish. 

Learn more at www.Stokoff.com.

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Country Music en Español Artist Stokoff Releases Tribute to Fito Paez

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New version of “A Rodar Mi Vida” a respectful nod to one of South America’s most influential and successful songwriters

Boca Raton, FL — February 28, 2020 — South Florida-based Stokoff has released a new single, a cover of the 1993 Fito Paez song “A Rodar Mi Vida. Originally appearing on Paez’s landmark album El Amor Despues del Amor, Stokoff re-recorded the number in Nashville recently, the video is now playing on the artist’s YouTube channel, and it will soon be available on sites such as Spotify, iTunes, and Deezer.

“Early in my career I used to play this song at every honky tonk in Bogota, Colombia,” says Stokoff, the German-born, Colombia-raised singer, songwriter and producer. “At the time, Fito was a vanguard artist in South America, and the song was like an anthem to me. It still is a great song to play live. The funny thing is, it’s supposed to be a Rock en Español song, but it is very country, as you can hear in this new version.”

He is the spearhead of a musical movement called Country Music en Español, which seeks to bring Country music to Spanish speakers throughout the globe. Helping that cause was his last release “Embrujo”, which has to date received more than 1 million plays on YouTube. The video was shot at the iconic venue The Nashville Palace, and represents the last song the late guitarist and producer Dan Warner worked on for Stokoff. Prior to this, his single “Todo Ha Cambiado” was the first Spanish song to be featured on the Apple Music Country Wide” playlist. 

Paez was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1963, forming his first band at age 13. He began his music career by releasing Del ‘63 in 1984 and toured extensively throughout his native country and throughout South America. By the time he wrote and released the record that contained “A Rodar Mi Vida”, he had become a household name in the southern hemisphere, and the subsequent sales of 600,000 copies made him the best-selling Argentine artist of his genre. 

Stokoff has collaborated with some of South Florida’s premiere Latin music talent, including Warner, and vocalist Olgui Chirino. His 2017 release featuring the two called “Pensando en Ti” reached the pinnacle of the Top 100 Bogota and TOP Latin charts, and the accompanying video has also received more than 1 million views on YouTube.

Stokoff will be celebrating the release of this single at Carnaval on the Mile on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 4:20 p.m., marking his debut at the annual festival and also the first time that there will be an all country and blues stage at the Coral Gables event. 

For more information, visit www.Stokoff.com

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ABOUT STOKOFF

Octavio Stokoff’s interest in music began while growing up in South America, where he spent many years trying on different lives for size, only to discover that he was meant to defy the conventions of music. When Stokoff discovered country music, the rest were put aside. He found the music that helped him relate to his roots and his culture, and it helped him feel real love. What he represents now, in America, is the unlikely hero who is following his dreams by being passionately and unabashedly being true to himself. 

Featured at the landmark music festival / competition Viña del Mar Chile in 1998, Stokoff has released four full-length albums, Tan Solo Humano, Juegos de Pasión, Al Natural and Evolucion, along with numerous singles and videos. He is preparing to issue a new collection of country hits translated and performed entirely in Spanish. 

Learn more at www.Stokoff.com

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
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786.426.2277



Stokoff Debuts at Carnaval on the Mile on First-Ever Country Stage March 7

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Coral Gables, FL — February 11, 2020 — Country music en Español artist Stokoff will play the annual weekend-long Carnaval Miami celebration known as Carnaval on the Mile on Saturday, March 7, 2020, on the new Publix Country Music Stage at 4:20 p.m. This will mark both the first time the event has dedicated a stage entirely to Country artists, and that the German-born, Colombia-raised singer, songwriter and producer will perform at the popular precursor to Calle Ocho. The location is the so-called Miracle Mile between Le Jeune Road and Douglas Road in the heart of Coral Gables.

Stokoff’s interest in music began while growing up in South America, where he spent many years trying on different lives for size, only to discover that he was meant to defy the conventions of music. When Stokoff (first name Octavio) discovered country music, the rest were put aside. He found the music that helped him relate to his roots and his culture, and it helped him feel real love. What he represents now, in America, is the unlikely hero who is following his dreams by being passionately and unabashedly being true to himself. 

View Stokoff’s latest release single “Embrujo” on his YouTube channel. He is currently in-studio working on a full-length of Country hits sung in Spanish, to be released in the spring. Learn more at www.Stokoff.com

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Michael Mut
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786.426.2277