In an age where record labels are folding up right and left, one after another on a daily basis, Farmageddon Records was born. It started in 2009 when three good friends unknowingly would be recording the first album in the Farmageddon Records catalogue, Jayke Orvis "It's All Been Said" Darren D, owner of Farmageddon Records, and friend Johnny Lawless took a road trip to Pittsburgh to visit Jayke Orvis, after a night of hanging out, Darren approached Jayke about recording a solo album. At that point in time, Jayke had just parted ways with The .357 String Band, and had also joined forces with the Goddamn Gallows. Darren had faith in Jayke though, he knew that he was sitting on a pile of great songs that might have just wound up in a shoebox in a closet somewhere if something wasn't initiated.
Jayke was interested in the project and the idea of a solo album, but was concerned about how this was going to even happen, money and self esteem were low at that time. Darren and Johnny were sitting on a little bit of money, and chose to fund the recording of this album. A few phone calls were made to a few friends, and in a matter of two weeks Jayke Orvis was in Rebel Roots Studio in Richmond Virginia a few weeks later to begin the recording process. It took about 3 months to get all of the recordings done, and when it was done it wasn't the end of a recording, it was the birth of a new record label, Farmageddon Records.
Since then, the label has rapidly become popular among the Roots Music Underground, but has also started to leak into the mainstream a little, this music has soul, a lot more than what people are hearing on FM Radio these days, it's the real deal, real music. The great thing about the label is that it is more of a co-op than a label, people working together to make it happen, it is the most non-traditional record label in history, it's more of a family than anything, a real dysfunctional family, it's why people can relate to it so well. The label, by no means is getting rich, monetarily speaking, but it is rich in family and love, people fight like brother and sister.
Since it's conception, the roster has changed many times, but the core group is still there, and the label continues to grow, including the addition of the now annual Farmageddon Records Music Festival. The future is looking bright for the label, and all of the talent under it's umbrella, stay tuned!