Farm Aid Adds Wilco, Phosphorescent, Jason Mraz and Jamey Johnson To Line Up
As reported earlier this month, Farm Aid is set to take place October 4 in St. Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Headlining will be Farm Aid staples Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young. Organizers recently announced the addition of Wilco, Phosphorescent, Jason Mraz and Jamey Johnson. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The performance of experimental/gospel outfit Phosphorescent at Farm Aid will come on the heels of the band's tribute album to Willie Nelson, aptly titled To Willie.
Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck had this to say about playing Farm Aid:
"I'm proud as hell to have been invited to play at this year's Farm
Aid. Phosphorescent is more than happy to join in their support for
the independent farmer and for locally and organically grown crops.
We agree fully with their opposition to the large-scale, corporate,
'factory farm' system - which, in the name of profit, produces mostly
genetically modified and/or chemically preserved junk - all the while
exploiting the laborers who farm, package and deliver these items by
paying them damn near slave's wages. Of course, having the opportunity to lend our support by sharing the
stage with several true legends of American music ain't too shabby in
Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com.