Brought to you as a public service announcement…
The legendary baseball writer/broadcaster Peter Gammons was on the segment preceding my appearance on the MLB Network’s Hot Stove last week. One of the things he discussed was this upcoming music event for charity.
Gammons, an avid guitar player, is getting ready for the 16th Theo Epstein and Peter Gammons’ Hot Stove Cool Music program, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9, at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Tickets are $40 and you can order them here.
The event brings together stars of music and baseball to raise money for Foundation To Be Named Later, a charity established in 2005 by Theo Epstein’s twin brother Paul, a Brookline social worker, which helps to serve disadvantaged youth in Boston and Chicago.
This year’s lineup includes a mix of former Red Sox players, Yankees players, musicians, and television personalities, including Bronson Arroyo, Kevin Youkilis, and Jake Peavy.
Here’s a promo for the 2014 event.
And a sample of Gammons on guitar. He released a music CD — Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old — in 2006 (you can hear audio clips by clicking the link).