The music world lost a dear friend on October 24, 2010 when the life of Sub Pop Vice President of Sales and Director of Marketing Andy Kotowicz was tragically cut short as the result of injuries he sustained in a car accident.
A loved and respected member of the Seattle arts community, Andy’s sudden loss has reverberated throughout the independent music scene and impacted all who knew him. Andy Kotowicz is survived by his wife, Jocelyn; his 3-year old daughter, Anna; his sister, parents, grandparents and countless friends and family members by whom he was fiercely loved.
To help raise proceeds for the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation, Pearl Jam is auctioning off an autographed Fender Standard Telecaster FSR guitar in Butterscotch. This item was signed by all members of the band on October 30, 2010. Guitar comes with a Fender Telecaster Gig Bag.
The Pearl Jam and Ten Club families send our thoughts and prayers to all those whose lives were touched by Andy Kotowicz during this heartbreaking time.
The minimum bid is $500 and the auction ends Tues, November 23. You can bid on the guitar here.
You can also donate to the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation at www.subpop.com/andy.
(Thanks to the lovely Kerri Harrop for passing along the info.)