Loss and illness are nothing new Brian Bethke 30 year old father of three. This former Electronics business owner lost his job 6 years ago due to a chronic infection and fibromyalgia which rendered him unable to no longer perform the tasks that his job required. Now 6 years later Bethke has overcome those odds. He has successfully self released two albums worldwide and released his third album 'The River' June 2010. Brian has captured audiences through out the world with his naked emotion that he puts in to every recording and live performance. This new albums title track 'The River' can bring you to tears with the soulful lines about the one thing we all don't want to talk about the most, that thing we call death. Now faced with his mothers own loosing battle with breast cancer Bethke has stood up to take a stand in the fight against cancer. This year Brian will be taking part in fund-raisers, donating a portion of sales of this new album to the American Cancer society and raising awareness about this horrible disease.