Rivers Edge to play Farm Aid
By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - A local band may get the big break it is looking for when it appears on stage Sunday with some big names as part of the Farm Aid 2000 concert.
The six members of Rivers Edge are eager for their 15 minutes of fame that will occur at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., from 5:11 to 5:26 p.m. Sunday.
"It's awesome," said Ray Jones, lead guitar player and songwriter, who lives near Martinsburg.
"It's really a break for us. Not many bands get this opportunity. Everybody would like to play something like this."
Many big names will be playing the show, including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
"They are kind of like our heroes," Jones said of the latter group. "They have such great harmonies. Rivers Edge has a lot of harmonies."