This past weekend, the 32nd anniversary of the Farm Aid benefit music concert was held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. For those who couldn't attend, the Farm Aid organization uploaded Neil Young and Promise of the Real's live performance. Watch it above, via YouTube.
Neil, joined by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, opens his set with a fiery version of "Fuckin' Up." The band lowers the energy with a powerful performance of "Cortez the Killer" before launching into Young's 1969 song "Cinammon Girl." Neil slings on an acoustic guitar and harmonica for a sing-along version of "Human Highway," a soulful "Heart of Gold," and an upbeat "Comes A Time."
Young and the band get back into the rocking spirit with an energized "Like A Hurricane" before closing out their impressive set with "Rockin' in the Free World." At 71 years old, Young proves he still has the energy and passion to deliver an exciting and emotional show. Let's hope he hits the road again soon!
Farm Aid founders Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp all performed at this year's concert, which raises money for family farmers in the United States. You can learn more about the organization by visiting Farmaid.org.
For concert tickets and more, check out Neil Young's Zumic artist page.