I am honored to have been asked to take part in Hootenanny For Haiti, a gig Sunday night at the Showbox Market raising money to benefit those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. Mike McCready from Pearl Jam has assembled some really great players for the gig. It should be a blast. We had a rehearsal for it here in Seattle this past Saturday. Here is a short sample of the song list:
"Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory," Johnny Thunders: If you want a quick snapshot into JT's misery and heartache, look no further than CPYAAM. This song provided part of the soundtrack for my angst-ridden teenage years.
"River Of Deceit," Mad Season; A brutal and beautiful ballad to those left stranded in life. If you have never heard Mad Season, now is your chance. Download the whole record!
"Heaven Is A Place On Earth," Belinda Carlisle: That's right, we are doing this song at the Haiti gig. The bigger surprise and pleasure is who is going to sing it. Curious? Go to the gig!
It's also looking looking like Duff and Mike have invited a few more friends for the benefit. All That's Sacred caught that Matt Cameron's name has been added to the poster,
... and apparently, Duff's wife is hinting via Twitter that we may see Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder! Please, let it be so!