Side A: It’s Not Supposed to Be That Way
Side B: Willie’s Birthday Song
All proceeds from this release will support The Marigold Project, Rateliff’s foundation dedicated to economic, social and racial justice. The Marigold Project is proud to support Farm Aid and StrongHearts Native Helpline with this release.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.
“Farm Aid is honored to be a beneficiary of this song to celebrate Farm Aid’s founder, Willie Nelson. We’re grateful that Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and their foundation, The Marigold Project, are part of the Farm Aid family. The work they do to support so many communities and advance racial and social justice is critical, especially in these times,” said executive director Carolyn Mugar.
StrongHearts Native Helpline began in 2012 when the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline began discussing the need for a domestic violence hotline to support tribal communities across the United States. More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence, and more than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence.
StrongHearts is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family members and friends. “We are honored to be chosen as a beneficiary of this special project,” said StrongHearts executive director Lori Jump.
“Its Not Supposed to Be The Way” – A duet with Nathaniel Rateliff & Willie Nelson featuring Mickey Raphael on harmonica.
“Willie’s Birthday Song” – A birthday tribute to Willie Nelson featuring guests Bobbie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, Lukas and Micah Nelson, Nikki Lane, Courtney Marie Andrews, members of The Night Sweats and more.