Another World Debacle? Time For Another Hoot!

Laura Musselman
Duff McKagan's column runs every Monday and Thursday on Reverb. Hootenanny For A Healthy Gulf is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moore Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
About six months ago, a few weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, STG hauncho Debra Heesch and Ashley O'Connor (the wife of Pearl Jam's Mike McCready) stepped into action. The "Hootenanny For Haiti" at the Showbox at the Market--featuring McCready, myself, Star Anna, and Mark Pickerel, among others--was quickly organized by these two erstwhile ladies and sold out even faster.

It can be a big headache to corral a bunch of different artists into the same cause and venue for one single performance. I think it says something about this cities' arts community that all of these musicians will actually drop everything, not only for an important cause, but also for the chance to play with each other.

With oil-spill clean up efforts still on the losing end of a long-term battle in the Gulf, funds are in dire need. Deb and Ashley are back in action. "Hootenanny For A Healthy Gulf" will take place this Thursday at the bigger Moore Theater. Yep, fans have been clamoring for more of what they say last time and bigger venue is needed!

Funds raised from ticket sales and a silent auction will support efforts of the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), the only non-profit exclusively focused on the health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Deadliest Catch studs Edgar Hansen and Matt Bradley will be on hand to speak on environmental issues as they pertain to ocean waters and what they have both seen in their recent trip to personally assist in the BP-Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Artists this time around?

Mike McCready, Pete Droge, Shawn Smith, The original Fastbacks, Rachel Flotard, Rusty Willoughby, Star Anna, Kim Virant, Mark Pickerel, Ty Bailie, Jeff Rouse, Kristen Ward, Gary Westlake, Justin Davis, Chris and Rick Friel, Tim DiJulio, Victoria Wimer Contreras, and!

Sept 2. 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 in advance. $25 day of show.

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