Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Peach Queen and an Artist Back from the Dead

So Amber was such a peach really. Pun intended. I definitely want to hook her up with an internship after her reign as a peach queen.

Sadly some big internet news providers had announced that Jerry Lee Lewis was no longer with us. But you can clearly see that he is definitely alive and kicking and rocking! The backstage was filled with people all trying to get a glimpse of him on stage.

Willie has been making the rounds as well. When Willie comes throught the back lot and stage, people part like the red sea. Charlton Heston, move over baby. Here comes Willie.

Also I was able to interview Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer’s sister. I felt like an idiot because I didn’t know that. I felt like Joan Rivers on the red carpet, the only difference is that I care when I mess up and associate someone incorrectly.

On the top of everything, I find out that during the Webcast I kept saying we were cutting to a Danielle Evin clip when production cut to Pauline Reese. Please know, I would have never mixed up these divas — they are so different. But there is a lot going on back here…and we are human at Farm Aid…if your prick us do we not bleed….red….white and blue.

I also had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Mikey Azzara. His mission is to change the school lunch program and its education around food. He is amazing. And he definitely is a young farmer to watch out for. He and the other young farmers we have met are the faces of farming, now and the future.

Dave is on stage now. The crowd is on their feet. People are shoving to get a side stage view. I have been actually pushed over….the computer is ok, but my ego is not. These are some serious fans.


  1. I'm loving the webcast! Also loving the fact that my old friend Joel is wearing the pink toolbelt. Tell him that JC says hi. Rock on, El Cid!

  2. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Fantastic concert, and I love hearing from the folks out there who farm, and who educate. I feel so lucky to be able to view this concert. Thanks so much for putting it online. Bless Willie, and all the artists. They have been amazing. I donated what I could. Rock on, farmers. Rock on, America. Rock on and bless your dear heart, Willie Nelson. You are an American patriot, and hero.

  3. tracy jo9:40 PM

    Congratulations on another great Farm Aid. I grew up on a family farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, and I'm watching from home now. I moved to the city
    for a better education as the farm life is a dwindling occupation. We struggle with mother nature and with lack of funding from our governments. Keep up the good work in your country, we should follow your example. There's nothing better than going to the Farmers market on Saturday mornings. I would also like to thank Dave Mathews for drawing me to the show tonight (he's my heart)

  4. Anonymous10:15 PM

    I luv ya for who U R & how ya been keepin us close to FarmAid & i am throwin a bunch of "organic" kisses to you and everyone there performing. So wish i was one of you guys.
    Deni in Philly

  5. Anonymous10:33 PM

    I love Neil Young. My husband and I consider him like family. From my family of farmers to yours, God Bless You all! Wish I could be there. Peace,
    Gina and Mark

  6. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Ok. You will probably not post this either, but Willie should have had John Prine on this show, and sung 'Angel from Montgomery', or let John sing his 'That flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore.'

  7. Anonymous11:37 PM

    Alot of DMB fans totally missed your interviw with dave. It would be great if that could be streamed again somehow :(

  8. Anonymous12:18 AM

    The concert had some great moments for sure. At the end I was kind of left wondering what happened cuz it seemed like it turned into some sort of clique thing..