Watch Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s First Farm Aid Set

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp came together way back in 1985 to organize the first Farm Aid concert with the aim of raising awareness “about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land.” Farm Aid has since  become an annual affair and has raised more than $40 million over the years. The 2012 Farm Aid concert takes place on Saturday, September 22 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn. featuring a lineup that includes the event’s founders, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and ALO. For the fourth time in Farm Aid’s 27-year history, Neil Young will be backed by Crazy Horse next weekend.

The fine folks of the Farm Aid organization have just uploaded Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s entire first performance at Farm Aid, which took place at the New Orleans Superdome on September 18th, 1994, to YouTube. Highlights include a well-jammed Down By The River, Willie Nelson lending a hand on All Along The Watchtower and the fitting Country Home from 1990′s Ragged Glory LP. We’ve put together a playlist, so you can easily watch the whole set…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse @ Farm Aid 1994

Set: Country Home, Homegrown, Down By The River, All Along The Watchtower (w/ Willie Nelson), Piece Of Crap, Change Your Mind, Farmer John

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3 thoughts on “Watch Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s First Farm Aid Set

  1. G Reply

    I’ve gotta say

    “has raised over 40 Million Dollars over the years….”

    Thats like when Dr. Evil asks for a whopping ONE MILLION dollars not to destroy the earth in Austin Powers. You would think they’d raise at least 10 Million per year. Some of these artists could write a check for 40 Million possibly….

    • Scott Bernstein Reply

      That’s about $40 million more than anyone else has raised to help family farmers. Neil Young donates his name, his time and a free performance from his band each year and he’s not even from America. Sorry you don’t feel that’s adequate.

  2. G Gardner Reply

    I think you have an unreal sense of what these people are worth…….

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