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Set Lists: Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Pete Seeger @ Farm Aid

The 27th edition of Farm Aid was held on Saturday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Once again anchored by the four musician board members, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the all day event also saw appearances by Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Carlene Carter and others.

The big surprise of the day came with the appearance of an unbilled Pete Seeger who, at 94, said he doesn't "have much voice left" but that didn't matter to the crowd as they sang along with If I Had a Hammer and This Land is Your Land.

The other surprise came with Young's set where, except for Old Man and Heart of Gold, all of the songs were covers from some of Neil's favorite artists including Phil Ochs, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot and Tim Hardin.

Here are the set lists for the last five performers of the day.

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • Save Me (from Some Devil, 2003)
  • So Damn Lucky (from Some Devil, 2003)
  • Grace is Gone (from Busted Stuff, 2002)
  • Cornbread (from Live at Radio City, 2007)
  • If Only (from Away From the World, 2012)
  • #41 (from Crash, 1996)
  • Two Step (from Crash, 1996)

John Mellencamp
  • Authority Song (from Uh-Huh, 1983)
  • No One Cares About Me (from No Better Than This, 2010)
  • Check It Out (from The Lonesome Jubilee, 1987)
  • Jack and Diane (from American Fool, 1982)
  • Small Town (from Scarecrow, 1985)
  • Rain on the Scarecrow (from Scarecrow, 1985)
  • Paper in Fire (from The Lonesome Jubilee, 1987)
  • Crumblin' Down (from Uh-Huh, 1983)
  • Pink Houses (from Uh-Huh, 1983)

Neil Young
  • Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
  • Old Man (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Heart of Gold (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter cover)
  • Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin cover)
  • Changes (Phil Ochs cover)

Pete Seeger
  • If I Had a Hammer
  • This Land is Your Land

Willie Nelson
  • Whiskey River (from Shotgun Willie, 1973)
  • Still Is Still Moving Me (from Across the Border Line, 1993)
  • Will You Remember Mine (from Sweet Memories, 1979)
  • Good Hearted Woman (from Wanted! The Outlaws, 1976)
  • Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (from Waylon and Willie, 1978)
  • Just Breathe (from Heroes, 2012)
  • Texas Flood (from Milk Cow Blues, 2000)
  • Funny How Time Slips Away (from And Then I Wrote, 1962)
  • Crazy (from And Then I Wrote, 1962)
  • Night Life (from Country Willie: His Own Songs, 1965) 
  • Down Yonder (from Red Headed Stranger, 1975)
  • I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train (from Me and Paul, 1984)
  • Shoeshine Man (Video only, 2010)
  • City of New Orleans (from City of New Orleans, 1984)
  • Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (from Heroes, 2012)
  • I Saw the Light (from One For the Road, 1979)


Andrew said…
Awesome show! I was there and it was killer from beginning to Farm Aid!! Great cause and glad it can sell out year after year.
Anonymous said…
I saw tem in 2011 in Wi. Still remember it, best time ever