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  • Willie Nelson
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews
  • Neil Young
  • Willie Nelson
  • John Mellencamp
  • Tim Reynolds
  • Neil Young

The headliners from Farm Aid 31

Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp back in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Add in Dave Matthews, who joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001, and you’ve got four of the biggest names in music getting together once a year for a very worthy cause. Listening to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds play […]

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes have been around a little while now, so even if you’re unable to name any of their songs, chances are you’ve at least heard of the band. Of course, winning a Grammy — which the band did back in 2009 — makes it easier to spread the word about a group that originally formed back when they were in high school in Athens, Alabama. The band, which currently consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, […]

  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

If I’m being completely honest, I have no clue why Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats aren’t a bigger deal. My wife and I absolutely love them and anyone who has ever seen them live walks away thoroughly impressed. Hell, even my five-year-old really enjoys belting out their tunes when we’re in the car. But for whatever reason, they haven’t quite risen to the level I feel like they should be at. Don’t get me wrong, they definitely have a passionate […]

  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
  • Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
  • Margo Price
  • Margo Price
  • Ian Mellencamp
  • Lukas Nelson

Photos from Farm Aid 31

According to the official website, Farm Aid’s annual concert is an all-day music and food festival, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres and family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own homegrown concessions. Although Farm Aid has been around since 1985, I had never actually attended one before this year, which is ridiculous because I love live music and am always impressed by the festival’s lineup year after year. This year’s show was at Jiffy Lube Live […]

  • Su'a Cravens
  • Ricky Jean Francois
  • DeAngelo Hall
  • Josh Norman
  • Su'a Cravens and Matthew Mcconaughey
  • Defensive backs huddle
  • Cheerleaders
  • Matthew Mcconaughey
  • Game time
  • Chris Baker
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Ryan Kerrigan
  • Bashaud Breeland
  • Matt Jones
  • Ben Roethlisberger
  • Antonio Brown
  • Josh Norman
  • DeSean Jackson

Redskins embarrassed again in primetime

Coming into the season opener, continuity has become the norm with the Washington Redskins, which hasn’t really ever been the case since Daniel Snyder bought the franchise. While it’s been a jarring adjustment for some, the roster is no longer in a state of constant turnover, the coaching staff hasn’t been radically redone and the foundation of a respectable franchise are evident. In short, the Redskins don’t really resemble the punching bag the rest of the NFL lovin’ world has […]

  • Rookie Camp
  • Josh Doctson and Nate Sudfeld
  • Nate Sudfeld
  • Josh Doctson
  • Rookie Camp
  • Rookie Camp
  • Rookie Camp
  • Josh Doctson

Redskins hold 2016 rookie camp

As I drove out to Redskins Park to cover this year’s rookie camp, it dawned on me that this is my 12th season covering the burgundy and gold for ExtremeSkins. Had someone told me back in 2005 when I was first given this amazing access that I would last longer than any of the players on the roster that season, I would have called them crazy. And yet, here I am. Rookie camp is always a time for unabashed optimism. […]

  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Covering Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band for their performance at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 24, was definitely a memorable experience. Because the Rev., Breezy and the rest of the band are such gracious people, they agreed to let me work their entire show, as opposed to just the first two or three songs. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, shortly after I arrived at the venue, their band manager came up to me, shook my hand […]