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380AEW Article

The Farm brings the house down on the Thirsty Camel

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Frank W. Miller III
  • 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
Two thirds of The Farm, a music trio from Nashville Tenn., performed for U.S. and coalition partners during the Thanksgiving weekend at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. 


Nick Hoffman and Damien Horne, the two original members, were joined by up and coming country star Natalie Murphy for the Farm’s second trip to the Thirsty Camel.


“Natalie Murphy is one of the best brand new country singers out there,” said Hoffman. “She is also a ridiculous fiddle player, she’s amazing.”


 The band played for Airmen and Soldiers from U.S. and coalition partners deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


“The best thing about doing these shows, as cliché as it sounds, is it gives us a chance to give back to the men and woman that serve,” said Hoffman. “Especially around Thanksgiving to be able to share a dinner and just let all the Airmen and Soldiers know that we love them and that everyone back home cares.”


 Service members who attended were encouraged to sing along, dance and were engaged throughout the performance.


“Playing at the 380th is unlike anywhere else because its big enough for a lot of people to come out which makes for a great party but its small enough that it has a heart and soul that makes everything feel really personal,” said Hoffman. “This is our favorite base to play at.”


Before the night came to a close, the band took the stage one final time for a rousing encore and invited the audience to join them for one of Garth Brook’s classics.


 “My favorite part of the performance was the very end when everyone came together to sing ‘Friends in Low Places’,” said Damien Horne. “Even though we don’t know each other we have the same umbrella of love for our country and these men and women fight on our behalf so they are family.”