Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Netflix offers Farm Aid 20th Anniversary; 2011 concert in Kansas City soon
Netflix offers a DVD of the 2005 “Farm Aid” 20th Anniversary Concert held in the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, IL (link). It features Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, as well as Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesny, Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Los Lonely Boys, Widespread Panic, Budy Guy, and John Meyer. It runs 164 minutes.
The music is a mixture or rock, soul, and country-western and tends to seem repetitive.
But there is an interesting comment at the beginning. Farmers can’t be replaced by machines or corporations (although they get taken over by agribusinesses); they grow real food for “healthy young people.”
Farm Aid’s concert in 2011 takes place Aug. 13 in Kansas City, KS, at the Livestrong Sporting Park, with information here.