Blog | July 18, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday Starring Willie Nelson & Lukas Nelson

MattToday’s Farm Aid Music Monday post features another couple of artists we’re excited to see perform again this year at Farm Aid 2011 in Kansas City: Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson. Willie, of course, has been with Farm Aid since the very beginning 26 years ago. His son Lukas and his band “Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real” has played the last two years. Here you can see Willie and Lukas play a cover version of “Texas Flood” last year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America:

Update: Initially, this post said “Texas Flood” was originally by Stevie Ray Vaughan, but @Trevor_Adams on Twitter corrected me, pointing out that it was originally written and performed by blues musicians Larry Davis and Fenton Robinson. Stevie Ray Vaughan also recorded a version for his debut album with Double Trouble in 1983.

You can see more performances by Willie and Lukas on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel.

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