Sturgill Simpson performing at the 2016 Farm Aid. Photo by Brian Bruner / Bruner Photo
Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson brought along his full ensemble on stage to perform an hour long set at Farm Aid 2016. Below are videos of his performance, courtesy of Farm Aid. Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land. Farm Aid is an all-day festival that brings together incredible music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement. For more info, be sure to check out www.farmaid.org.
Sturgill Simpson performing “Brace For Impact” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “Keep It Between the Lines” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “Life of Sin” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “Railroad of Sin” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “It Ain’t All Flowers” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “Long White Line” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “I Have to Be Crazy” at Farm Aid 2016
Sturgill Simpson performing “Call to Arms” at Farm Aid 2016
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.