Showing posts with label Farm Aid 2001. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Farm Aid 2001. Show all posts

Monday, July 08, 2013

Farm Aid Music Monday Honors Independence Day

CarolineFrom all of us at Farm Aid, we hope you had a terrific 4th of July holiday! To continue the Independence Day celebration, we're bringing you a playlist of all-American tunes from Farm Aid 2001: A Concert for America in Noblesville, Illinois for today's Music Monday.

Check out the videos below to keep the spirit alive:

Find more videos on Farm Aid's YouTube channel.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Farm Aid Music Monday, Celebrating Woody Guthrie

MattThis is the first Music Monday that shines a spotlight on an artist who never performed at Farm Aid. But Farm Aid concerts have featured the songs of Woody Guthrie, whose 100th birthday would have been Saturday. I first heard Guthrie's songs in school growing up, but didn't know much about him or the influence he'd have on so many musicians over the years. Below are just a few of the times Guthrie's songs have been played at Farm Aid shows.

Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco, performed at Farm Aid's 25th concert in Milwaukee in 2010. Among his songs that day was a cover of Woody Guthrie's "Remember the Mountain Bed"

Way back at Farm Aid III in 1987, "This Land is Your Land" closed out the show. Woodie's son Arlo took the lead and was backed up by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and what looks like dozens of others on stage.

"This Land is Your Land" and Arlo Guthrie appeared back on the Farm Aid stage in 2001, this time at the beginning of the TV broadcast of the concert. Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Martina McBride and more help out.

I learned a lot about Woody Guthrie from this recent episode of NPR's Fresh Air, if you're interested in learning more about him, I'd recommend checking it out.

Find more Farm Aid videos on our YouTube channel.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Will Dailey at the Farm Aid Office

MattOn April 26, we had a special day in the Farm Aid office. Will Dailey and Dave Brophy paid a visit and performed a little concert for us and people around the world via live webcast. I captured (most of) it on my camera and/or cellphone, so it's not quite the HD quality I usually like to present, but it should give you a flavor of what it was like in the office that day.

Will performed some of the original songs (which you may have seen on stage at a Farm Aid concert) along with a few covers, like "Rain on the Scarecrow" by John Mellencamp and "Don't Cry No Tears" by Neil Young. Below, you can watch Will's performance including those songs along with the original artists performing them at past Farm Aid concerts. Enjoy!



Find more Farm Aid videos on our YouTube channel.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Dave Matthews

MattWe're continuing to dig through our archives and posting more videos on our YouTube channel. Today's Music Monday includes a new video we've uncovered by the Dave Matthews Band and their first appearance on the Farm Aid stage in 1995. Dave Matthews went on to join the Farm Aid board of directors in 2001, but here a younger Dave Matthews Band covers the classic Bob Dylan song, "All Along the Watchtower":



One of the cool things about Farm Aid concerts is watching artists develop over the years. Dave Matthews performed "All Along the Watchtower" at least two more times on the Farm Aid stage. Here he is with Mickey Raphael in 2001:



And finally, here's Dave playing the song again at Farm Aid 25 with Tim Reynolds:



Find more Farm Aid videos on our YouTube channel.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring The Doobie Brothers

MattFor today's Music Monday, we're going back to 2001. The Farm Aid concert that year was held on September 29 in Noblesville, Indiana and among the acts that came together and donated their talents were The Doobie Brothers. Formed in 1970, they are still performing today. Check out three songs they performed in 2001 below (or on YouTube here), including "China Grove," "Black Water," and "Long Train."



You can get these songs and more on the Farm Aid 2001 DVD by clicking here. And you can find more Farm Aid videos on our YouTube channel.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Willie Nelson & Karen O

MattFor today's Music Monday, we're taking a break from Farm Aid 2011 videos and going back in time to 2001. Why? Because today is BOORITO day at Chipotle Mexican Grill! You can get a $2 burrito when you wear a family farm-inspired costume from 6pm to closing. Half of that money goes to Farm Aid and the other half goes to Chipotle's Cultivate Foundation.

As part of Chipotle's BOORITO promotion, they created a spooky video called "Abandoned" that features Karen O (vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) covering Willie Nelson's classic "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys." Here's Willie singing it at Farm Aid 2001 Noblesville, Indiana and right below that is Karen O's version:





Be sure to snap a photo in your costume after you get your burrito tonight, then upload it to Farm Aid's Facebook page (you'll see the upload form later today). The two people whose photos get the most votes, get VIP tickets to Farm Aid's 2012 concert! Five other random entrants will win Farm Aid prize packs.

Find the closest Chipotle by clicking here. Check out more videos on Farm Aid's YouTube channel.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday

MattFor this Farm Aid Music Monday, I thought I'd post one video from each of our four artist board members: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. They've worked to keep family farmers on the land since the very first Farm Aid back in 1985 and their mission continues this weekend at Farm Aid 2011. We hope to see you at the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City on Saturday. But if you can't make it, visit our website to experience Farm Aid with our live webcast starting at 5pm Central!

Willie Nelson performing "Whiskey River" from Farm Aid 2001:


Neil Young performing "Down By the River" from Farm Aid 2010:


John Mellencamp performing "Rain on the Scarecrow" from Farm Aid 1985:


Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds performing "The Dreaming Tree" from Farm Aid 2007:


Check out more videos on Farm Aid's YouTube channel and see you in Kansas City!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring John Mellencamp

MattThis week's Music Monday draws once again from Farm Aid: Concert for America, which was held on September 29, 2001 in Noblesville, Indiana. This time, it's John Mellencamp performing "R.O.C.K. in the USA," which he originally recorded in 1985 for the album Scarecrow.



You can get this performance and others from the 2001 concert on DVD. Visit our online store to take a look.

For more Farm Aid videos, visit our YouTube channel.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Neil Young and Crazy Horse

MattThis week's Music Monday draws once again from Farm Aid: Concert for America, which was held on September 29, 2001 in Noblesville, Indiana. Here, Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform "When I Hold You in My Arms," with Neil playing the piano, guitar and also singing.



You can get this performance and others from the 2001 concert on DVD. Visit our online store to take a look.

For more Farm Aid videos, visit our YouTube channel.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring Dave Matthews

MattI just uploaded a new video from the Farm Aid archives for our YouTube channel and Music Monday. It marks the debut of Dave Matthews to this series of posts and comes from 2001, the same year he joined Farm Aid's Board of Directors. Farm Aid: Concert for America was held on September 29, 2001 in Noblesville, Indiana just 18 days after the September 11 attacks and honored family farmers as a resource for the nation with the idea of "strong farmers for a strong America."

Click below to watch Dave Matthews perform "Everyday" from the album of the same name, which was also released in 2001.



You can get this performance and others from the 2001 concert on DVD — Visit our online store to take a look. For more Farm Aid videos, visit our YouTube channel.