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Farm Aid 2013 is Officially Sold Out

Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Farm Aid announced today that the organization has sold all of the available tickets for Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

“We are honored that upstate New York has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the Northeast value family farmers and the work they do to grow strong and healthy communities for all of us.”

Farm Aid 2013, which sold slightly more than 25,000 available tickets, will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and The Blackwood Quartet. The event is an all-day music and food festival featuring HOMEGROWN Concessions® and Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village.

Farm Aid plans additional announcements throughout the summer, including ways everyone can be involved in the annual concert events. For concert updates and other Farm Aid 2013 announcements, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook (, and visit

Kacey Musgraves and Amos Lee Will Join Willie Nelson at Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Farm Aid has announced a stellar lineup for its 2013 music and food festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 2013. In addition, Dave Matthews will be joined by guitarist Tim Reynolds.

“The Farm Aid benefit concert takes place each year thanks to the generosity of artists who donate their talent to raise awareness about the crucial need we have for family farmers on the land,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “We are thrilled to have an eclectic lineup this year that includes returning artists, as well as artists new to the Farm Aid stage. Together, Farm Aid concertgoers and artists are changing our food system!”

In addition to the all-star lineup, Farm Aid’s all-day music and food festival will spotlight family farm food and hands-on activities that will engage concertgoers in activities that give them a true understanding of why family farm agriculture is so important. Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® brings family farm food center- stage, showcasing local, organic, sustainable, humanely-raised family farm ingredients. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, concertgoers will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 will go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets will be available at, at the SPAC Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range from $45.00 to $150.00, while a limited number of premium VIP seats range from $300.00 to $1,500.00. Additional ticket information can be found at

To learn more about the Farm Aid 2013 lineup, visit  For concert updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook (, as well as by visiting

Amos Lee to Release New Album Featuring Alison Krauss & Patty Griffin

Amos Lee

Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee’s fifth studio album, will be released on October 1 by Blue Note Records. Lee recorded the 12-song collection in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant).

“I’ve always enjoyed it down there, so I thought I’d bring my band and see how a bunch of Philly guys fit in,” says Lee. “Jay brings a musicality, a different kind of ear. He definitely hears things in ways that I don’t, and brings out extra dimensions in the songs.”

Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song is the follow-up to 2011’s Mission Bell, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit “Windows Are Rolled Down.” The new studio record is the first to feature Lee’s longtime touring band – comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky – and the first album ever recorded at St. Charles, producer Joyce’s brand new studio, which is housed in a converted East Nashville church.

The convenient location allowed several remarkable guests to participate in the sessions. Alison Krauss joins Lee on “Chill In The Air” and Patty Griffin sings harmony on “Mountains of Sorrow,” a song inspired by Lee’s visit to Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, where he appeared at the legendary drummer’s Midnight Ramble not long before Helm’s death. Instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) also contribute to the record.

Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song finds Lee in new sonic territory, working with a broader palette of textures and instrumentation yet retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories that he is renowned for. The album arrives a full 10 years after he first signed with Blue Note Records and began a career that continues to grow and surprise.

The New York Times praised Lee’s “honeyed singing voice,” noting that 2011’s chart-topping Mission Bell “sharpens the payoff…it plants Mr. Lee and his tunes in a stark landscape, enveloped by rustling percussion and reverberant drones ” while MOJO said: “His lyrics sweat with detail and nervy experience.” “Mission Bell is a darker turn for Lee, and shows that his artistic arc is still peaking,” observed Associated Press.

Lee – who has toured with such artists as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Adele and Dave Matthews Band – will celebrate the release of Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song with an extensive fall headline tour. Details will be announced shortly.

Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song – Track Listing
1. Johnson Blvd
2. Stranger
3. Scamps
4. Chill In The Air
5. Dresser Drawer
6. Indonesia
7. High Water
8. The Man Who Wants You
9. Loretta
10. Plain View
11. Mountains of Sorrow
12. Burden

Country Music Stars Help Pay Tribute To John Denver

John Denver

Forty years ago John Denver released his first single “Rocky Mountain High” and immediately became a household name. John had a strong impact on music and now his efforts are going to be recognized with a new tribute CD.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams and Dave Matthews are among the acts who will honor John Denver on a new tribute album. “John Denver: The Music Is You” will raise money for The Wilderness Society in Denver’s name.

Others who appear on the record include My Morning Jacket doing “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris tackling “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and Train remaking “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Evan Dando of The Lemonheads also appear on the album, out April 2.

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