Related Information for Cool Ethan Chapel Hill-based Cool Ethan formed in State College, Pennsylvania while swimming in a sea of cover bands and college bars. After refining their live show and building a following, the band headed south for the warmer climate and venues of North Carolina.When chief songwriter and guitarist Sean Spollen was diagnosed with tinnitus and hearing loss in his left ear in late 2007, the young band’s future quickly became uncertain. As Spollen took a hiatus from playing live, the band’s origi.. read more