Pearl Jam auctioning off autographed guitar for Kotowicz Family Foundation

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!)

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Charlie
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Charlie

Pearl Jam is good people

pjfan
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pjfan

Great people, I’d say

63rd street locals
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63rd street locals

i think PJ could throw a little more at this than a telecaster….

63rdstreetidiots
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63rdstreetidiots

Very generous of you to offer other people’s money.

Me
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Gee, Pearl Jam is rich how about making a giant donation instead of expecting everyone else to spend their money to fund the foundation.

kim
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kim

class act!

john
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john

Being a big Pearl Jam fan and having followed their philanthropy over the years, they more than likely DID make a donation. They just aren’t the kind of people to make a public statement about it. Plus, this way, they get people involved with making donations as well. If I bid on the guitar and lost, then I would still then be aware of the situation/charity and might donate $20… and that’s $20 that would have never been given.

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