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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Farm Aid 2020 Lineup Announced - September 26

Farm Aid 2020

The Farm Aid 2020 lineup has been announced for the annual concert which will be held virtually this year due to the "pandemic".

The 35th annual Farm Aid concert will be on Saturday, September 26, with performances by:

  • Willie Nelson and The Boys
  • Neil Young
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews
  • Black Pumas
  • Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Jon Batiste
  • Kelsey Waldon
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Margo Price
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Particle Kid
  • The Record Company
  • Valerie June
  • The War And Treaty

The concert will be available online at farmaid.org and on AXS TV on Saturday, September 26 from 8-11 p.m. EDT. 

More on highlights from last year's Farm Aid 2019 at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin .


Willie Nelson Joined by Farm Aid Friends
Farm Aid 2019 at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin
photo by thrashette
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Farm Aid Board: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young & Dave Matthews
Pre-concert Press Conference

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18 Comments:

At 9/01/2020 03:44:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

Why is “pandemic” in inverted commas?

 
At 9/01/2020 09:25:00 PM, Blogger (D.) Ian Kertis; The Metamorphic Rocker said...

@Thos, I have the same question. Maybe an attempt take a neutral or non-committal editorial position, but it risks sending mixed messages and planting doubt at the potential expense of public health.

Many of us are suffering from the adjustment to living on computers—as a fan of both music and live theatre, I’m one of them—but all the frustration in the world won’t, on its own, mitigate or erase the reality of the health crisis and how we must live with it.

The pandemic has already been politicized more than enough. Face coverings, which should be health and safety precautions, have become an ideological symbol and political statement. If it’s even possible, can we turn back from this divisive trajectory and at least agree that things designed to keep ourselves, and each other, alive and healthy are good and not fodder for controversy? Really, it’s a blessing of modern technology that Farm Aid is going ahead and that we are able to have contact at all.

Also, in case anyone didn’t catch it, “inverted commas” is another name, usually heard outside the US, for quotation marks. I know this as a language arts “geek”, but it’s possible other US readers would be thrown by that usage.

 
At 9/02/2020 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Tamara in Montana said...

Agree wholeheartedly with the question and Ian's comments. Nearing 200k dead in the U.S. and 26 million cases worldwide, there is no question we are in a pandemic.
I find it irresponsible and an insult to those with dead and sick loved ones to try to cast doubt using commas around the word. Happy to see Neil is taking it seriously, and that he and the other artists are safely forging ahead with Farm Aid.

 
At 9/02/2020 10:28:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Thos & Ian - as always, we appreciate all feedback here @ TW.

We do find it gratifying -- and somewhat amusing at times - the keen level of scrutiny which this blog receives on a daily basis.

Punctuation, grammar, fact checks, nothing gets by the rusties.

Just about every typo, wrong date or title is promptly and politely pointed out in comments which we try and correct and update as promptly as possible.

It is this level of disCERNment which keeps this site a valuable reference for posterity.

since this post announces the FA lineup, we're not going to engage here regarding
" “inverted commas” ".

We've been using that punctuation since March. See
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2020/03/keep-calm-and-keep-on-rockin.html

So how about discussion on the FA lineup!? Pretty amazing.
The mission continues. The dream never dies. We carry on.

focus guys. focus
peace

 
At 9/02/2020 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Can someone in Thrasher Land help me? How are the funds raised by Farm Aid distributed? How do they get to farmers? Where I live there are small, marginal farms- traditional operations for the upper-midwest- corn and beans with some livestock. A marginal farm here is 250 acres or less and believe it or not, that is the least amount land for any sort of profit. Many of these farmers are being crushed by larger operations (as many of you know) but many others are selling farm land at a huge profit. Development is taking large swaths of some of the most productive land in the world (literally). Meanwhile, larger but fewer operations are producing more and more beans and corn which do NOTHING for feeding the hungry, the poor, or the needy. Despite what you may have read, etc.., ethanol from corn is a total con job. Hope everyone is well.

 
At 9/02/2020 11:33:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Abner - definitely check out farmaid.org

Lots of info on all of the programs providing support to all sorts of small farming operations.

The FA mission has evolved over the years.

Try and watch the videos also. Lots of hands on guidance on growing organically & sustainably, healthy food on a small scale.

One of the great benefits of the FA concerts is the Farm Yard area which has workshops and demonstrations. It really brings the music and farming together like no other benefit concert we've ever been to before.

Most benefits have a few tables staffed w/ volunteers handing out info. Not FA. These are real farmers, doing real hands on work.

They love the land, the animals, the water. A way of life desperately hanging on that needs to survive, for sure against Big Agro.

As Willie says every year, "We are what we eat."

support family farmers, last of a dying breed.

stay healthy, stay strong. go local or go home.

 
At 9/02/2020 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

I recommend folks in Missouri donating to https://morural.org/ The money stays here. It's a solid organization that I actually learned of through Farm Aid. Check them out

 
At 9/02/2020 01:59:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Tamara- sorry, no disrespect intended or implied.

@ PL Dr. - thanks for sharing.

 
At 9/02/2020 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Thanks Thrasher, will look tonight

 
At 9/03/2020 08:27:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Those inverted commas did seem to have a whiff of cynicism about 'em...

 
At 9/03/2020 02:23:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

checked out some of the website, impressive. Question, do they see anything in the middle between "factory farms" and "family farms"? If they do, I don't see it. Secondly, I don't quite see the reasons for detesting GMO's? For the most part the GMO is advanced hybridization, a process that has been going on since the beginning of agriculture. Likewise gene splicing food plants is not associated with ill health or disease. Hormones are another story! It is really hard to know right now if local-regional agriculture is going to be sufficient. We may have to generate much higher yields with a broader set of crops and this may depend on highly advanced technologies. Personally, I hope not.

 
At 9/04/2020 07:54:00 AM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Abner, Here's an article that seems to be legit but I don't know that it is. I copied the last 2 paragraphs & pasted them below

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkobayashisolomon/2019/02/15/heres-the-real-reason-why-gmos-are-bad-and-why-they-may-save-humanity/#653a4d284877

The moral of the story is that there is no reason to be frightened of the technology behind GMO crops. Genetically modified foods may someday provide integral assistance to allow humans to successfully adapt to changing climactic conditions and, in so doing, may enrich far-sighted investors.
You should, however, be very worried about the current implementation of GMO due to its effects on cropland, the ecosystem, and human health, and that research into GMOs is taking resources away from potentially much more helpful cross-breeding projects in the short run.

 
At 9/04/2020 09:17:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Thanks Doc! The first sentence in the second paragraph is referring to GMO corn and beans that are herbicide ready. Do the corn and beans have been modified to resist the herbicide (hence "roundup ready" corn). The article you quote is, in my opinion, right on the money and I should have said something about this. There are others, maybe you heard about them in the news, Dicamba ready beans is particularly problematic. Dicamba is highly susceptible to drift and ends up killing non-target species. Plus, all these herbicides in the ecosystem is a catastrophe. GMO's right now are supporting the corn/bean/ethanol system and this is not good.

 
At 9/04/2020 11:29:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ PL Dr. thanks for sharing info.

@ Abner - check out "Seed Justice" on Monsanto Years. NYA linked to a video of a farmer impacted by Monsanto GMO seeds.

The GMO issue is confusing on numerous fronts. Simply, all life is a GMO. The problem is that Monsanto & BigAg have obtained patents on basic life forms.

The "Seed Justice" GMO issue revolves around farmers who have patented GMO seeds blow onto there land, germinate and grow. Then they are hauled into court, sued and bankrupted for theft of proprietary seeds/ life forms.

 
At 9/04/2020 12:18:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

btw, has anyone figured out how 20+ bands play in 3 hours??
One song per band + the FA stuff interwoven seems a bit tight.

 
At 9/04/2020 01:19:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Good points Thrasher and I will look at the video. Monsanto no longer exists, it was bought by Bayer. The EU made the purchase hard on Bayer, which is probably good, and BASF picked up some scraps from Monsanto and this is also good (BASF is a great company. I have worked with them on their research farms in France and England).

 
At 9/04/2020 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

I was wondering about the 3 hour time slot too. I'm guessing it's going to run over

 
At 9/04/2020 06:13:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ PL Dr. - or maybe the FA website will have all the acts throughout the day? And then highlights for broadcast in the evening?

That's the way they've been doing it in recent years.

 

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