I like the woodsy flavor of a real chew stick.
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Monday’s Music Moves Me
This week our host Mary at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle has chosen a truly unique and awesome theme. The songs are to come from artists that have performed at Farm-Aid concerts. Farm Aid started as a benefit concert held September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the United States. The concert was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, spurred on by Bob Dylan‘s comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt. So who are some of my favorite artists from this growing list of musicians?
The organizers are among artists that I like to listen to from time to time. I can remember when Willie Nelson became a mainstream artist. The mid-seventies saw country music become enormously popular among young people. There was a group of “outlaws” that included Willie Nelson, Waylen Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Hank Williams Jr. among others that played a new mix of country. These “Outlaws” shunned the rhinestone suites and white hats of traditional country music and chose long hair, jeans, and leather vests for their attire. They were country hippies. Willie’s first big album at the time was Red Headed Stranger and the biggest hit off of that album was “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”.
Beginning in the 1969 as Crosby, Stills, and Nash, the group later added Neil Young and became Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Neil Young also recorded a solo album during those late hippie/drug culture days. The Harvest album was in my collection almost as soon as it was released. You can hear the roots of folk rock in the cut Heart of Gold.
A perennial performer at Farm-Aid is Sheryl Crow and this video, The First Cut, is from her 2003 set. Have a blessed week.