VIPs, Theo Epstein gather in Boston for another Hot Stove Cool Music
Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, actor-writer Mike O’Malley, and baseball maven Peter Gammons gathered with friends at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday night for the 14th annual Hot Stove Cool Music to benefit the Foundation to Be Named Later. Performers included Kay Hanley, the Baseball Project (including R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck), Howie Day, the Parkington Sisters, Joan Osborne and Trigger Hippy, and Gammons’s Hot Stove All-Stars, which included Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz, Belly’s Tanya Donelly, J. Geils’s Seth Justman, and a guitar-playing Epstein. Faces in the crowd included comedian/“Bob’s Burgers” star Eugene Mirman. Theo and Paul Epstein founded their Foundation to Be Named Later in 2005 to create opportunities for disadvantaged children and to send kids to school on a scholarship in Gammons’s name. The weekend included a Friday-night party that had Janovitz playing the Stones and a Hot Stove Cool Music visit to the Brookline Teen Center on Saturday.