For today’s Farm Aid Music Monday, I thought I’d post one video from each of our four artist board members: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. They’ve worked to keep family farmers on the land since the first Farm Aid was held back on September 22, 1985. Their mission continues this weekend, exactly 27 years later at Farm Aid 2012.
We hope to see you at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, but if you can’t make it, visit our website to watch our webcast, Farm Aid 2012: A Backstage Pass starting at 8pm Eastern! Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Farm Aid 2012, featuring interviews with artists, farmers and fans; demonstrations from the HOMEGROWN Village where concertgoers engage in interactive exhibits about farming and food; a look at Farm Aid’s signature HOMEGROWN Concessions®, which brings family farm food to concertgoers; and a peek into the production side of things showcasing what it takes to produce this major music, food and farming festival.
Let’s start with Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds performing "Satellite" in Milwaukee at our 25th anniversary concert in 2010:
Next up is John Mellencamp performing “Authority Song” in Tinley Park, Illinois at Farm Aid 1998:
Here’s Neil Young and Crazy Horse playing “Country Home” at Farm Aid 1994 in New Orleans:
And finally, here’s Willie Nelson with “Whiskey River” and “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” also from the Farm Aid 1994 concert:
Our YouTube channel has over 600 Farm Aid videos. Which one’s your favorite?