A CD release party in Skowhegan on Saturday will feature songs written by slain Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole.

I met Tom and Gene a few years (decades?) ago, when they played together in the band, Borderline Express. The radio station did a lot of gigs with the group, and I always appreciated their sense of family. It just came through, in their personalities and in their music.

So, when Gene was killed in the line of duty, it only seemed natural for Tom to remember him through music. But the fact that he used Gene's own songs makes this a very special project. Tom worked with Nashville Music Producer Tony Mantor to record a CD full of songs written by his brother. He told me it was a way to keep Gene's memory alive, and to help support his widow, Sheryl. He said that's what his brother would have wanted.

Saturday night, November 3rd, a CD release party will be held at T&B's Celebration Center in Skowhegan, starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission is just $3. Also performing will be Scott Cole, Midnight Run, and Jimmy Walker.

Anyone who can't make the party can purchase the CD online for $15.