Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cornelia Joins Farm Aid and Tells Us Who Is Playing!

It’s the long awaited Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival lineup! Joining board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews on Sunday, September 9 at Randall’s Island in New York City for the day-long festival, we’ve got some great new artists to announce.

We have Gregg Allman, the Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops and Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews who will be joined by Tim Reynolds.

As the newest staff member here at Farm Aid, I am pretty excited to see one band in particular:

I have been a fan of The Supersuckers since the first time I saw them at The Middle East Rock Club in Cambridge, MA, in 1994. Songs like “Born with a Tail” and “Bad, Bad, Bad” are definitive songs for me from that era. As a hard-to-please, chronically ho-hum hipster of the mid-nineties, I lost all semblance of composure when watching Eddie Spaghetti and the boys command the stage and whip up the crowd.

I’ve seen the band at least a dozen times since then – even spoke to the “19th most Powerful Woman in Rock” (featured in their song by that name) on the phone once – and they never fail to entertain. At Randall’s Island I’ll be right up front, throwing the goat and yelling for more – see you there!

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