“To me, the most valuable guitar that any guitar player that I work for has, is the one he needs next." - Steven “Charley” Cohen
There are many types of successful people out there; those who fell into their position, those for whom luck comes easy and often, and even those that lie, cheat, and steal their way into opportunities until they find themselves in a position of power, leaving a trail of heartbreak and deceit along the way.
Yet there’s another group, who climb the ladder of success in a most understated way. Day in and day out, they quietly do their jobs, learning, getting better, being forthright with their peers and employers, their innocence and naïveté coupled with a pure love and passion for their career, eventually leading them to the highest ranks within their chosen field.
Guitar Tech Steven “Charley” Cohen is a member of this aforementioned group. His approach is simple, his love of his job is pure and palpable, and his sense of self and his ability is straightforward and clear.
If he weren’t those qualities that I just mentioned, I doubt he would have the kind of resume he does, which includes Don Henley/The Eagles, Sammy Hagar, Rush, Collective Soul, Taylor Dane, Bob Seger, and Billy Corrigan of the Smashing Pumpkins.
Oh, and did I mention that he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met? Sometimes, even that’s all it takes to be the best.
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