Pro-Shot: Jake Peavy Teams With Jackie Greene & Friends On ‘Sugaree’
On January 9, the Paradise Rock Club in Boston hosted the 16th annual Hot Stove Cool Music concert to benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later. Many rockers and music-loving baseball players and execs participated in the event, which came to a conclusion with a set from San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and his Band Of Cohorts featuring a number of names that should be familiar to our readers.
Peavy was joined by guitarists Jackie Greene, Doug Pettibone and Ben Jernigan as well as TAB vocalist/trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick, current Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, bassist Kevin Scott, keyboardist Chris Spies and saxophonist Chris Spies Jr.. The set featured covers of The Band’s “Shape I’m In,” the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street,” The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” and JJ Cale’s “I’ve Got The Same Old Blues” and more according to CSN Bay Area’s report.
“To get to come up here and play music for a great cause, I want to know where to sign up,” Peavy told CSN Bay Area. “We got a chance to spend some time with those (TFTBNL) kids today. Always a fun and exciting, special time. It really takes you back to your youth and lets you know what’s important in life. To go out and play music tonight and get to raise lots of money doing something we all love, I’m happy to be here.” Scribe Peter Gammons originally put the annual event together in 2000 and proceeds now benefit Paul and Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, whose mission is to “improve the world through education, leadership and the healthy development of youth and families.”
One of the songs Peavy performed with Jackie, JHa, Duane and friends was a cover of “Sugaree.” Peavy has shared professionally-shot footage of the Grateful Dead cover on the Jake Peavy Foundation YouTube channel: