HELP THE HOOPLE: A Benefit for Scott McCaughey in Portland, Jan. 5th-6th

As many of you know, our dear friend Scott McCaughey suffered a major stroke on November 16 while touring with Alejandro Escovedo. Scott is back home in Portland with his family and friends where he’ll begin rehabilitation on the road to recovery.

To help raise money for Scott’s recovery, a two-night concert event and online auction of one of a kind items. has been put together. 100% of the money raised will go to Scott to help out with medical and rehabilitation expenses.

“Help The Hoople” is two nights of incredible music, featuring a stellar lineup of musicians and friends of Scott’s.

On Friday, Jan. 5th at the Star Theater, the following lineup will perform :

  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Corin Tucker, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Janet Weiss, Kurt Bloch
  • Fernando & Mike Coykendall
  • James Mercer (The Shins)
  • Jerry Joseph
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • M. Ward
  • Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers), Chris Funk (The Decemberists)

Tickets go on sale Friday Dec. 15th at 9 a.m:


On Saturday, Jan. 6th, at the Wonder Ballroom the following lineup will perform:

  • Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, Kurt Bloch
  • Casey Neill 
  • Dharma Bums
  • James Mercer (The Shins)
  • The Decemberists

There are two ticket options: General Admission @ $50.00, and a limited number of VIP tickets at $100.00, which includes early admission, and a meet and greet with the artists playing.  You can buy your tickets here starting Saturday Dec. 16th.

There is also an Online Auction featuring signed guitars, LPs, CDs, Posters, Books, concert tickets, backstage meet and greets, and many, many other items. You can register for the Auction here starting Monday Dec. 18th.

Finally, a GoFundMe campaign for medical expenses has been set up by Scott’s wife Mary, and you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/c3npfr-scott-mccaughey-medical-fund

If you have questions or would to donate an item to the Auction, please contact Josh Taylor at: cannabuzzcolumnist@gmail.com