Before Dave Matthews joined the board of directors in 2001, he played at Farm Aid concerts three times with the Dave Matthews Band. Since then, he's played at the show every year (often accompanied by Tim Reynolds), but today for Music Monday we're going back to 1995 for his very first appearance. We're starting to post some videos from that 10th anniversary show, held in Louisville, Kentucky, so I thought the Dave Matthews Band would be a great place to start.
Here the band plays "Recently," after being introduced by John Mellencamp, who notes that all the musicians who play at Farm Aid do so at their own expense, so that Farm Aid's money can go towards its mission of helping family farmers stay on the land.
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