A nice article by Don McLeese about Jason & the Scorchers in No Depression magazine: Alt-Country Roads from Burritos to Scorchers.
The article also contains the youtube of them playing the 1986 Farm Aid concert. I remember Jason telling me afterward how cool it was - especially since Neil Young was playing not long before or after them (I can't remember which). The only problem was... they opened with Neil's song "Are You Ready For The Country"... and he played it too! Oops.
Jane and I attended the very first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, IL. We were not in attendance for this one. I think it was in Texas, maybe.