Farm Aid Lineup Announced and Jack Johnson Voices His Support

06/27/2013
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(Radio.com) The full artist lineup for the 2013 Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs, New York was revealed this week. In addition to the four Farm Aid board members who perform every year (Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews), the September 21 concert will also feature performances from Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors.

Jack Johnson spoke this week with Radio.com about his support for Farm Aid. "This will be my second time [at Farm Aid," Johnson said. "Last year we had such a great experience doing it. It's nice to take the spotlight that's on you and shine it on something that's more important than yourself."

Johnson lives in Hawaii, where, as he explains, "my wife and I and a lot of friends have a foundation called the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. In Hawaii, 90 percent of our food is shipped in, so one of the things we try to work with kids is connecting them to their food at a really young age."

"Once they have that connection," he continues, "as they get older they start asking that question, 'If we can grow so much food in Hawaii, why is so much of it shipped in?' It gets into bigger issues about land use. There's a lot of farm land that's getting re-zoned and being used for redevelopment of hotels, houses and things. It's basically taking places we can be growing food and slowly disappearing. It's an important issue in Hawaii, dealing with the farming." more on this story

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