Archive for the ‘Farm Aid’ Category
Here’s more great photos of Farm Aid folks from Alice, in Atlanta. Thanks, Alice! And here’s Alice in her Tao of Willie Shirt, one of my favorites. Thanks, Alice. You out-did yourself this year. Alice is one of my friends and Willie Nelson fans and Farm Aid Supporters who help tell the story of Farm Aid with pictures and interviews.
Here’s Dot and Dee (sounds like a ’50’s group), from Florida and Virginia, respectively, who also wrote about their experience at Farm Aid. It was Dee’s first Farm Aid concert, and she has been writing from that perspective.
Dee is wearing the 2016 Farm Aid Shirt.
I love seeing all the shirts. You can get a shirt too, for yourself or to give as a gift (even if you didn’t make it to the concert at Farm Aid’s website. They have lots more things than shirts, too.
We’re still re-living the inspiring time that we had at Farm Aid 2016. Join us by watching exclusive videos of the performances and viewing our photo gallery.
[Thanks so much to Pat Wiley Keeney, from Texas, for her report about the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Pat is one of my friends, and Farm Aid supporters, who, year after year, help me tell the story of what happens at Farm Aid. She interviewed Randy Ryan, of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, at FarmAid in Bristow, Virginia, last month.]
by: Pat Wiley Keeney.
While at Farm Aid I had the privilege of talking with Randy Ryan of the FARMER VETERAN COALITION. I was interested in knowing what led Randy to get into farming & how the military might have prepared him for a life as a farmer. I apologize for the sound quality of the video. It was very loud with a lot people in the Homegrown Village and that was a good thing.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition works with veterans in the food and farming community in all 50 states and U. S. Territories, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need. The Farmer Veterans produce a wide range of food and fiber products, all of which are an integral part of America’s food system.
For more information on the work of the coalition visit www.farmvetco.org.
Thank you to the 20,000 people who celebrated Farm Aid 2016 with us in Virginia on September 17, and to everyone else who joined in from home. Supporting Farm Aid by buying a ticket, giving a donation, buying a t-shirt, and sharing our message supports our work to keep family farmers on the land and thriving. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support!
Farm Aid 2016 was an incredible day filled with good food, amazing music and a true celebration of family farmers. Look back on the day with exclusive videos of the artists performing and a beautiful gallery of photos.
Though Phish has anything but a mainstream audience, the jam band continues to be one of the most successful touring acts in all of the music business today. With that success comes unique and exciting opportunities, like the chance to perform at the famedFarm Aid benefit… with its founders.
That’s what happened on this day in 1998, when Phish joined forces with Neil Young for an extended sit-in at Farm Aid that also featured a sit-in on “Moonlight in Vermont” from Willie Nelson and Paul Schaffer. After a few original songs, Young made his first appearance with the band after a “Runaway Jim” segued into “Arc.” Phish and Neil Young then played “Down By The River,” before the guest-filled “Moonlight in Vermont” came next in the set.
Neil Young stayed on the remainder of the show, joining on renditions of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Uncloudy Day.” Thanks to Farm Aid’s extensive video collection, we can watch some of these miraculous moments in Phish’s career.
This single set performance was part of the annual Farm Aid benefit concert which also included Hootie and the Blowfish, The Del McCoury Band, Brian Wilson, Wilco, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young. The set featured the Phish debuts of Arc, Down By the River, Moonlight in Vermont, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, and Uncloudy Day (although Will the Circle Be Unbroken was also played during the November 19, 1994 “Parking Lot Jam”). Neil Young sat in from Runaway Jim through the end of the set; Willie Nelson and Paul Shaffer sat in during Moonlight in Vermont. Four Native American dancers came onstage before Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Circle featured Willie Nelson on vocals. Amazing Grace was performed for the first time since December 31, 1996 (115 shows) and included instrumental accompaniment. This set was broadcast live on Country Music Television, though the beginning of Runaway Jim was cut from the broadcast.
Thanks to Alice Kaufmann from Atlanta, Georgia, for all the great photos she took at Farm Aid 2016 in Bristow, Virginia. It is always fun to see all the shirts from past years’ Farm Aids and other shirts at the Festival.
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and a Government Mule fan, too.