[JPL] athletes to musician story

Jeff Turton jturton at comcast.net
Sat Dec 18 07:49:56 EST 2004

Though not strictly Pro athletes, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and 
ESPN/Boston Globe writer Peter Gammons have a band called Trauser that 
recorded a disc last year with a host of special Boston area musicians 
as guests as well as some of Boston's more notable red Sox and Patriots 
stars. They do shows a couple of times a year to raise money for 
charity. They have been doing these shows now for about 5 years. 
Bronson Arroyo is a very talented guitar player and has done live shows 
with the band and is planning as CD release of his own in 2005. Also if 
I remember correctly there was a CD that came out about 4 or 5 years 
ago (maybe longer) that was dedicated to Roberto Clemente and featured 
a number of Latin players singing back-up on a couple of tunes  and I 
believe Roberto's son was also among the musicians

Jeff Turton

>> I will be writing a story in February for a Denver publication on pro
>> athletes that were also pro musicians either before, during or after 
>> their
>> careers. I'll most likely mention a few athletes that became 
>> entertainers
>> in
>> other fields like Jim Brown and Chuck Connors, but the main focus 
>> will be
>> music and sports.
>> I'd like to hear from forum members with any suggestions, some of 
>> those
>> I'll
>> feature, good and bad, Paul Robeson, Arthur Lee Maye, "Suga" Ray 
>> Robinson,
>> Muhammad Ali (as Cassius Clay), Shaquille O'Neal, Joe Frazier and 
>> others.
>> I'm not covering amateur sports or athletes like Jackie Wilson, just 
>> pro
>> athletes and professional musicians, despite their success in either
>> fields.
>> In advance, thanks mucho.
>> Arturo Gómez

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