“Johnny Legend!!…hep-hep…can Rockin’ Ronnie Weiser be far behind?!” asks Repoz, who forwards the following item from Michael Marotta in Tuesday’s Boston Herald.
The list of performers at this summer™s Hot Stove Cool Music concert at Fenway Park reads like a New England roll call: Buffalo Tom, Kay Hanley, French Lick, the Hot Stove All Stars.
And then you get to John Legend.
The headliner for the Aug. 24 benefit concert – tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon – is a five-time Grammy winning r &b singer/songwriter who has strong ties to New York City, where he lives.
Is Legend a Yankee fan? The Ohio native did catch his big break performing in New York City nightclubs. But after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he lived in Boston where he did a short stint working at the Boston Consulting Group. Was it enough to make him a member of Red Sox Nation?
“David Ortiz is a big John Legend fan, said ESPN commentator and event organizer Peter Gammons (above) after Tuesday™s Hot Stove Cool Music press conference at Fenway Park. œBut I would guess 90 percent of entertainers from New York are Yankee fans.
I hate to discourage a young, aspiring rocker like Peter, but I suspect his ill-advised remarks might’ve cost him any shot at having his demo considered by the execs at Mound Duel Recordings.