Backstage at the Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert

We go behind the scenes of one of the region’s hottest music events.

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Kingsley Flood backstage at Hot Stove Cool Music / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein may have trotted off to Chicago, but he comes back for the annual Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit, which this year was held on Saturday, January 11 at the Paradise. Eptsein joined actor/writer Mike O’Malley and Peter Gammons as host.

The night included performances from Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne, Howie Day, members of the Black Crowes, Kay Hanley, Kingsley Flood, and The Baseball Project featuring members of R.E.M. Proceeds benefit the Foundation to Be Named Later, a nonprofit that serves disadvantaged youth and their families in Boston and Chicago.

Check out these backstage photos from the 14th annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit:

Steve Gorman (Black Crowes) and Peter Gammons backstage / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Steve Gorman and Peter Gammons backstage / Photo by Kelly Davidson

George Hall / Photo by Kelly Davidson

George Hall / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kingsley Flood walks to the stage / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Bill Janovitz hangs with Kingsley Flood before their set / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kingsley Flood / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kingsley Flood / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kingsley Flood / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kingsley Flood / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Set times posted on the wall / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Pete Stone / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Joe Klompus / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Mike USA / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Pete Stone / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Kay Hanley / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Backstage / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Linda Pitmon / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Guitar backstage for musicians to sign before being auctioned for charity / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Mike Mills / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Mike Mills / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Will Dailey and Naseem Khuri / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Fenway organist Josh Kantor backstage at the Paradise during Hot Stove Cool Music / Photo by Kelly Davidson

Fenway organist Josh Kantor backstage at the Paradise during Hot Stove Cool Music / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Paul Ahlstrand and his daughter / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Dennis Crommett and Kim Logan backstage / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Will Dailey / photo by Kelly Davidson

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Tanya Donelly signing a guitar backstage with Pete Stone / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Joan Osborne / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Will Dailey and Kay Hanley / Photo by Kelly Davidson

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Naseem Khuri / Photo by Kelly Davidson