Chris Cobb is one of those people who just seems to have sprung fully formed out of nowhere. He's just there, he's engaged, he's working hard and he's passionate about whatever music-related endeavor he's involved with at the time.
(I mean, what other promoter would you find on a side street in Austin, navigating through SXSW traffic with a dolly laden with both a guitar amp and a keg of beer, racing from one venue to another? That's how I ran into Chris in March 2009…)
Unfortunately, his new daughter Bella emerged a little too early, born 14 weeks early and weighing only one pound. But, completely like her parents Chris and Telisha, little Bella is engaged, working hard, passionate about the endeavor in front of her…which, at this point, is both healing and inspiring others around her.
Chris has long been an important face in this community of music; it's time for us to honor him and this new chapter for him. Monday night, Exit/In hosts A Benefit for Bella, featuring American Bang, Will Hoge, Ricky Young and J-Roddy Watson. If you can't make it out to the show, you can donate to the Cobb's and Bella's ongoing medical situation at this link: PayPal link for A Benefit For Bella.
(For those of you with Facebook: here's a link to the event and a link to a video of Chris and Bella and big brother Dylan on Bella's one-month birthday...and have some tissues handy...)
Godspeed and blessings on you, Bella, Chris, Telisha and Dylan…and Nashville, it's time, once again, to step up.