In our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight, we are very excited today to bring you a little piece of traditional nautical ear candy. For hair-raising harmonies, visions of rocky beaches, and dreams of salty beards, download and listen to Rolling Home to Old New England.
Farm Aid 30 will be at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, September 19! Tickets on sale August 3 with (limited) discounted tickets available to farmers. There are plenty of ways for farmers, advocacy groups, and social media faries to get involved. More details: here!
If you aren’t familiar with Farm Aid yet, it’s a long-standing advocate of American farmers. Started with a benefit concert to help save family farms organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young in 1985, for the last 30 years the organization has been instrumental (har-har) in bringing attention to the marked decline of family farms, raising support for organic farming, and fighting for the survival of small and mid-range farmers.
Phil Ochs: come for the brilliantly funny song intros and stay for the revolution.
Come visit the young farmers who are coordinating this futurist pageant of logistics, using the power of the wind to capture imaginations and new markets for the rural economies of this tall state. And come see the wooden schooner, the Harvey Gamage, a 131 foot schooner that will carry the cargo southwards. Saturday, Sunday and Monday (July 18-20) they’ll be tabling with their wares as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE in Portland Maine. On Monday they’re throwing a “ TTIP Afterparty” at Thompson’s Point, on the waterfront in Portland Maine with four amazing live bands and a teach in by Food and Water Watch’s Sarah Alexander. Bands Include: The Parlor, Will Dailey and the Milk and Honey Rebellion