Sunday, August 07, 2011

The Road to Farm Aid has begun

KariThe Road to Farm Aid (RTFA)is a musical road show featuring singer/songwriter Will Dailey, who will be performing at clubs and farms along the way to and from his performance at Farm Aid 2011.

Will Dailey and his band The Rivals will help raise awareness for Farm Aid's mission to keep family farmers on their land in order to guarantee an agricultural system that ensures farmers a fair living, strengthens our communities, protects our natural resources and delivers good food to all. At each event, Farm Aid's partners in the region will highlight the work they are doing to support family farm-centered food systems. Dailey and his band will also be offering free and discounted tickets to farmers.

Here's Will's first update from the road:

The Road To Farm Aid has begun. We are on our way to Philly to play the World Cafe Live. Three dates into our tour, we are currently two hours late for load-in in Philly thanks to one van/trailer switch-out. Nice to have one melt-down under our belts. I'd call that smooth so far.

The tour started in Burlington VT, Northampton MA and then Naukabout festival last night. Today however is the first RTFA event. We will be joined at the club by PASA (Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture)- They'll be letting everyone know about their efforts in the region.

And us? We'll be your entertainment and there to remind everyone that the even though the 26th Farm Aid is in Kansas City this year, the road farm aid reaches every corner of our country.

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