Andy Kotowicz, the man who died in the horrible car accident last month on 15th Ave NW at NW 75th St, was a well-known figure in the music industry. As an executive at Sub Pop Records, Kotowicz met many musicians, including the members of Pearl Jam. Now the group is auctioning off an autographed Fender Standard Telecaster for the Kotowicz Family Foundation.
From the Pearl Jam website:
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.
You can bid on the guitar until November 23rd. (Thanks John for the tip!)