Phish @ Farm Aid, Oct 3, 1998

Phish played Saturday, Oct 3, 1998 at Farm Aid in Chicago, IL

Birds of Feather%, Farmhouse, Moma Dance, Runaway Jim* -> Arc** -> Down By the River*** -> Space Jam -> Down By the River -> Dissonant Jam -> Down by the River, Moonlight in Vermont#, Will the Circle Be Unbroken##, Amazing Grace^, Uncloudy Day % - Between "Birds" and "Farmhouse," Trey encouraged donations and mentioned a recent success in Vermont against the expansion of a factory farm * - Begun during commercial break on CMT; Neil Young came out, plugged in, and started playing just prior to the final chorus. ** - Members of the Neil Young newsgroup are labeling this jam as "Arc" "Arc" is the name of a sound collage culled from performances on Neil's 1991 tour and released as a companion to the "Weld" live album (thanks to Erik and Eliza Beth Swain for this info) *** - Led by Neil Young; entire song/jam lasted about 26 minutes. # - Willie Nelson and Paul Schaffer enter the stage; Nelson on lead vocals. ## - Joined by four Native Americans. ^ - With guitar solo by Trey. General Show Notes: Farm Aid was founded in 1985 by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young to raise public awareness about the plight of family farmers and to provide assistance to those families whose livelihood depends on agriculture. In the past 12 years, Farm Aid has granted more than $14 million to over 100 farm organizations, churches and service agencies in 44 states. Prior to Phish were: Hootie and the Blowfish (with Paul Schaffer on keys, and Woody Harrelson on "Jailhouse Rock"), The Del McCoury Band with Steve Earle, Brian Wilson (with Willie Nelson on "The Warmth of the Sun"), Wilco, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson with Danny Lanois, John Mellencamp (including rap during "Jack and Diane" and call-and-response during "The Authority Song"), and Neil Young (solo). The entire show was broadcast on Country Music Television and webcast by JamTV. Thanks to the Phish.Net for updated info!

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