We know at Amplify how cool our jobs can be, but what really dialed up the “Cool Factor” for me was when we were involved with the Chicago Cubs Charities and the annual Hot Stove Cool Music fundraising concert in Chicago. As a lifelong Cubs fan, being part of an event like this is amazing in itself. But if that wasn’t cool enough, Amplify was able to secure the legendary Buddy Guy as the special surprise guest performer. I had worked with Buddy for almost 20 years while at Fender and he is truly a national treasure. Furthermore, performing with Buddy was Yankee great Bernie Williams, who is an amazing guitarist in his own right, and Peter Gammons, a Hall of Fame award-winning baseball writer and a co-Founder of The Foundation To Be Named Later.