Monday’s Music Moves Me: Farm Aid

This week’s assignment is to deliver a playlist of songs by artists who have appeared at Farm Aid, which started in 1985 and has had a host of musical guests over the years. Here are just a few of them.

  1. B. B. King, “To Know You Is To Love You” B. B. was at the inaugural Farm Aid concert in 1985.
  2. Loretta Lynn, “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” (with Conway Twitty) Loretta was also at the 1985 concert.
  3. Steppenwolf, “Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam” Steppenwolf was at the 1987 concert. Considering that Willie Nelson is one of the organizers of Farm Aid, I thought this song was appropriate.
  4. Elton John, “I’m Still Standing” Elton was there in 1990, which is kind of a surprise. You don’t just put Elton and farmers together.
  5. Ringo Starr, “Back Off Boogaloo” Ringo is another surprise, but he was there in 1993.
  6. Dwight Yoakam, “Streets of Bakersfield” (with Buck Owens) Also at Farm Aid in 1993, Dwight keeps the Bakersfield Sound alive.
  7. John Fogerty, “The Old Man Down The Road” John was there in 1997, which is no surprise at all.
  8. Travis Tritt, “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” One of the roads near us in Cobb County, Georgia is Post Oak Tritt Road. When Mary first heard that, she wondered “what’s a Tritt?” Travis’s family owned a lot of land here, including where we currently live. He’s a graduate of nearby Sprayberry High School, also on what was his family’s land.
  9. Jerry Lee Lewis, “Boogie Woogie Country Man” Jerry played the concert in 2004.
  10. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “St. James Infirmary” The Preservation Hall band played the concert in 2014.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for September 16, 2019.

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