Tommy Stinson co-founded the legendary Minneapolis band the Replacements in the ’80s and would later tour the world with Guns ’n Roses and Soul Asylum. The bassist has called the Hudson area home for quite some time now. On Saturday, January 3, Stinson headlines a benefit show, Home Bass 2, at Club Helsinki in Hudson. The beneficiary is the venerable Habitat for Humanity.
The original Home Bass show was a themed benefit featuring players of four-stringed instruments, including a number of the bassists associated with the bass-heavy town of Hudson: Stinson, Meshell Ndegeocello and Melissa auf der Maur (Hole). Version two features a healthy collection of Hudson Valley resident songwriters, including Stinson fronting the band Happiness, Rhett Miller, Elvis Perkins, former D Generation frontman Jesse Malin and more.
Home Bass 2 begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20, $30 and $50 and are available at www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.