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Monday, June 25, 2018

Farm Aid 2018: Hartford, CT, on Saturday, Sept. 22

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This year's Farm Aid festival will be in Hartford, CT, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The festival lineup will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

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The Farm Aid presale starts tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2018 go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket prices range from $54.50 to $279.50 and will be available for purchase at and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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At 6/25/2018 09:56:00 AM, Blogger Kalle_B said...

Neil will not play with Dave Matthews but with Promise Of The Real. As one year ago....

At 6/25/2018 09:41:00 PM, Blogger Timmy said...

Chicago Rust Fest is a Go!


At 6/26/2018 12:17:00 PM, Blogger ForeverYounger said...

Anyone have any presale code info (John Mellencamp, Live Nation)?
The (affordable) Farmaid Presales sold out pretty fast.....

At 6/26/2018 12:28:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Regrets to be off topic, came across this which was super cool, my two favorite living musicians Neil and Bob Weir and an intersection I've never heard of before:

Easy Answers was first performed by the Grateful Dead in June 1993. It was then performed just under 50 times up to June 1995.
Rob Wasserman discusses the creation and recording of this song in the liner notes of the Trios album;

The night before this session Bob Weir and I were rehearsing a song idea for our trio with Neil Young. As we were wrapping up he asked me if I wanted to hear another new tune he had been working on. The next day Neil, Bobby and I were sitting in Neil's ancient Cadillac listening to both songs, and we decided to record the newer one from the previous evening which, needless to say, became Easy Answers. Bobby recorded his lead vocal around midnight. Neil and I wouldn't let him do it over again as we both felt he had captured the true spirit of a preacher in his late night delivery. I remember thinking that the song must be pretty good when I saw Neil simultaneously washing dinner dishes at the studio sink and dancing non-stop while he listened to the playback. He commented that my vocal part sounded like a disinterested New Yorker on a street corner using a pay phone while singing the words 'easy answers'!

-- Love how Neil being Neil insisted Weir not do it over again ...

At 6/27/2018 01:02:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

I got Trios the week it came out. of course I immediately read that story. that was 94 and after a few listens I havent played it since. I did see Weir/Wasserman @ Santa Cruz Civic. I bought the shirt and I wish I still had it. Tye dye and one was a alligator (playing bass) and the other a crocodile (Weir), animation lol. very cool

At 6/27/2018 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, We went to see the Outlaw Festival at Pine Knob (DTE Energy, outside of Detroit) on Sunday Night. A great show with Old Crow Medicine Show, Head and the Heart, Nathaniel Rateliff and Willie Nelson. Willie was absolutely amazing. We have seen him many times over the years and this one was special. Entire crowd standing for his whole performance. We were lucky enough to have front row seats and after his show he reached down and shook everyone's hand. Actually held his hand for a short time, a precious moment. If you have never seen Willie and family or if it has been a long time, treat yourself. 100% Legend and a completely classy group of musicians. Added bonus was Mickey Rafhael playing with Old Crow and Nathaniel. The FarmAidians

At 6/27/2018 05:26:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Kalle_B - yep, got it.

@ t ytrehalf - thanks! we'll see you there!

@ ForeverYounger - success?

@ Dan1 - right, it's been a long time since this story circulated. We have the TRIOS cd somewhere but haven't listened to in a long time either. We'll have to dig around and give it another spin sometime.

@ wsanjose01 - sounds like a pretty collectible shirt you had there.

@ FarmAidian Paul - thanks for the Outlaw Festival report.

Terrific that Willie is doing well. Last we heard he was under the weather. Really looking fwd to FA this year. Should be another good day w/ The FarmAidians!

At 6/28/2018 01:42:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

what a genuinely nice and humble man (Wllie). you make me jealous.


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