David Cohen is a Philadelphia guitar player whom I once interviewed for Ticket and with who once accompanied me to a set by Rickie Lee Jones in Sellersville. I haven't seen him since that night, but he got in touch not long ago and told me his wife had died. He also said he has recorded a CD of original music and is donating a portion of the profits to the Friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. Here is a portion of the press release he sent:
The music recorded for the release DAVID COHEN: GUITAR was composed during the first year after the loss of David's wife Tatyana to ovarian cancer. The CD contains eleven tracks the first ten of which came from the emotional journey of living and coping in the fog of grieving. The CD is not mournful in scope or approach and is actually quite the opposite. The music is an intimate celebration of love, life and the brave battle that Tatyana put up in the face of fear, horror, pain and the torture that encompasses ovarian cancer.
CD available through CD Baby and iTunes.
Or you can visit David's website.