Here is a press release on the Hot Stove Cool Music:
Music and baseball all-stars join forces at Paradise Rock Club on January 12, 2013 as Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons host a celebrity music line-up for The Foundation to be Named Later’s 14th annual Hot Stove Cool ic charity concert presented by Ipswitch, Inc. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Benefiting Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, the fundraiser will feature an ensemble of musical performances by two-time Grammy nominee Tanya Donelly, the dynamic multi-instrumentalists, Parkington Sisters and Boston Music Award winners Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters and Billboard Music Songwriting winners The Chad Hollister Band.
Also coming back for an appearance are Boston’s rock veterans Mike Gent, the Hot Stove All-Stars featuring Gammons, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz and indie rocker Kay Hanley with actor and comedian Mike O’Malley serving as the evening’s emcee. The concert follows the Sports Roundtable on January 11, 2013 which will feature a candid forum about the current sports scene and Major League Baseball with Epstein, Gammons and a number of sports executives, players and journalists.
VIP tickets to the concert and roundtable are on sale now, and general admission tickets for $40 go on sale Friday, December 7, 2012 at noon ET. Both general admission and VIP tickets can be purchased through musictoday at http://hscm.tickets.musictoday.com/ or at the foundation’s website http://www.foundationtobenamedlater.org/.
“Hot Stove Cool Music is an extraordinary opportunity to blend two of my passions, music and baseball, while giving back to the community, and I am excited to continue Boston’s bi-annual Hot Stove Cool Music concert to benefit this great cause,” said Gammons. “I’m thankful to see the ongoing support of so many talented musicians and the Boston community, as well as the new faces joining us this year for the important cause as we raise money to support needy youth.”
Hot Stove Cool Music is sponsored by Ipswitch Inc., Comcast Business Class, Mintz Levin, Walmart, Hotel Commonwealth, Harpoon Brewery, Amberhill Secret Blend, Greenberg Traurig, Distrigas GDF Suez, RISO, Aramark, Boston Red Sox, and The Boston Foundation.
In addition to the all-star music line-up, the evening will feature a number of special guests and a live and silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.
Hot Stove Cool Music was founded in 2000 by Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. The bi-annual event has since raised more than $5 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later and the Jimmy Fund. The Foundation To Be Named Later was founded in 2005 by Epstein and his brother Paul as a means to create positive opportunities for disadvantaged children and families.
The Chad Hollister Band
Hollister has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Tom Petty and has just released his fourth CD. This self-titled disc was produced by Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins). Chad Hollister’s musical style shines original with his percussive background. His personal lyrics are appreciative of a life on Mother Earth and his music is “pure sonic alchemy” (Anthony J. Resta). He has shared the stage with Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), every PHISH member, Merl Saunders and Dave Mattacks (Jethro Tull, Paul McCartney, Fairport Convention). His latest single “Grow” hit #24 on the New Music Weekly Magazine’s top 100 charts. “Grow” also took the #1 slot for Indie-Music.com’s TOP 25 of 2010. In 2003, Hollister won first place in the Billboard songwriting contest for “Jesus, Bon Jovi and Tarzan” off his Life CD, produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews). Chad Hollister’s music leaves you with an appreciation for what matters in “Life.”
Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters
A self-described “career songwriter,” Christian McNeill was born in Ireland but has called the Boston area home for the last 16 years. His career arc began as a punk rocker in the Irish group Schtum (Columbia Records) to his more groove – based rock with Boston band Hybrasil, to his current epiphany with Sea Monsters. A three-time Boston Music Awards recipient – taking home Best Male Vocalist in 2011 and 2012 – Christian McNeill hooks fans with his world-class voice and an overwhelming live presence. Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters releases their debut album, Everything’s Up For Grabs, on January 22, 2013 through Q-Dee Records. For more information, visit http://christianmcneill.com.
Tanya Donelly is co-founder of the bands Throwing Muses, The Breeders, and Belly, solo artist, and a two-time Grammy nominee. Currently, she has collaborated with members of Buffalo Tom, Magnetic Fields, One Ring Zero, sister Kristin Hersh, and with authors Rick Moody, Wesley Stace and Mary Gaitskill, among others, to create a new collection of songs to be released as a series in 2013 (Swan Song Series). The Hot Stove set will include performances of some of this new material as well as Tanya’s older material. Playing with her will be David Narcizo (of Throwing Muses), Elizabeth Steen (Count Zero/Natalie Merchant), Dean Fisher (Juliana Hatfield), and Bill Janovitz.
From Wellfleet Massachusetts, a town of crashing waves, gnarled pine trees, and the only town clock in the world that still rings ship’s time, step the Parkington Sisters. The sisters are currently recording their follow up album, which will be released early 2013. Their 2011 debut album “Till Voices Wake Us” was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios, and Studio G in New York City. The album was selected by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the top essential albums of 2011.
ABOUT HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC
Hot Stove Cool Music is a biannual charity concert and musical variety show held in Boston in the winter and summer months. It also made its debut in Chicago in Summer 2012. The event was created in December of 2000 by Hall of Fame Baseball journalist Peter Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. Over the past 12 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $5 Million for the Jimmy Fund and Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.
ABOUT FOUNDATION TO BE NAMED LATER (FTBNL)
Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline public school system, and his twin brother, former Boston Red Sox EVP and GM and current Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein. Named after the MLB trade term, player to be named later, the mission of FTBNL is to raise funds and awareness for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth and families. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families.
FTBNL has given over $5 million in grants and in-kind donations to over 200 non-profit organizations and has sent approximately 3,500 children, who would not otherwise get the chance to go to a game, to Red Sox and Celtics home games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship (named in honor of Hall of Famer and FTBNL Champion, Peter Gammons) is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent more than 20 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar gets an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success.
For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.foundationtobenamedlater.org/.