Monday, August 26, 2013

Music Monday Celebrates Farm Aid 2009

MattToday's Music Monday features the debut of videos from Farm Aid 2009, which was held on October 4 in St. Louis, Missouri. Farm Aid members have been enjoying videos from 2009 in the members-only area on our site, but now we're starting to share the goods with fans on our YouTube channel. The lineup featured a diverse mix of styles, with Wilco, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Gretchen Wilson, Will Dailey and more joining our board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Also performing that day are the two artists below: Ernie Isley and the Jam Band and Phosphorescent.

Ernie Isley is part of the legendary group The Isley Brothers and displayed his singing and guitar prowess on "Back to Square One," "Shout," and "Who's That Lady"

Matthew Houck releases music under the name Phosphorescent and in 2009 released a tribute album called To Willie (any guesses on whom it was dedicated to?). Featured here are "Reasons to Quit" (a cover of a 1983 song by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard), "I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down" and "A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise."

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