Friday, February 26, 2010

"A 'Hootenanny for Haiti' is Happening" in Seattle

Gene Stout:
In all-star cast of Seattle-based musicians are teaming up for “A Hootenanny for Haiti” Sunday at the Showbox at the Market.

The stellar group includes Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded), Star Anna, Gary Westlake, Jeff Rouse, Kim Virant, Mark Pickerel, Kim Warnick, Ty Bailie and others.

Audience participation is encouraged at this latest benefit concert for the people of Haiti, which was devastated in an earthquake last month. Read an early CNN report here.

Tickets, $15, are available at Ticketmaster. Just follow this link.

A portion of the Ticketmaster fees will be donated to Partners In Health and their relief efforts in Haiti.

Howie P.S.: Via Wikipedia
According to Pete Seeger, in various interviews, he first heard the word hootenanny in Seattle, Washington in the late 1930s. It was used by Hugh DeLacey’s New Deal political club [1] to describe their monthly music fund raisers. [2] After some debate the club voted in the word hootenanny, which narrowly beat out the word wingding. Seeger, Woody Guthrie and other members of the Almanac Singers later used the word in New York City to describe their weekly rent parties, which featured many notable folksingers of the time. [3] In a 1962 interview in Time Joan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz. [4]

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