Neil Percival Young OC (November 12, 1945) is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. After embarking on a music career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, Young moved to Los Angeles, joining the folk-rock group Buffalo Springfield. Since the beginning of his solo career, often with backing by the band Crazy Horse, he has released critically acclaimed albums such as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), After the Gold Rush (1970), Harvest (1972), On the Beach (1974), and Rust Never Sleeps (1979). He was also a part-time member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, with whom he recorded the chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu.
His guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature high tenor singing voice define his long career. Young also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical genres. His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname “Godfather of Grunge” and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently he has been backed by Promise of the Real.
Young directed (or co-directed) films using the pseudonym “Bernard Shakey”, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008), and Harvest Time (2022). He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).
Young has received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young No. 34 on their list of the 100 greatest musical artists. According to Acclaimed Music, he is the seventh most celebrated artist in popular music history. 21 of his albums and singles have been certified Gold and Platinum in U.S. by RIAA certification. Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2006 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, sometimes referred to as POTR, is an American country rock group based in California. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (lead vocals, guitar), Anthony LoGerfo (drums, percussion), Corey McCormick (bass guitar, vocals), Logan Metz (keyboards, lap steel, guitar, harmonica, vocals), and Tato Melgar (percussion). Lukas is the son of Willie Nelson. Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real has released 6 studio albums and 4 EP’s.
From 2015 to 2019, Promise of the Real were Canadian musician Neil Young’s regular backing band. With Young, the band has recorded two studio albums, The Monsanto Years (2015) and The Visitor (2017), a soundtrack album, Paradox (2018), and two live albums, Earth (2016) and Noise & Flowers (2022). When backing Young, the band is typically expanded to include Nelson’s younger brother, Micah Nelson. (wikipedia)
One never knows what Neil Young is going to perform at Farm Aid each year. It could be an acoustic set or electric guitar driven. Guessing what Neil will do keeps Farm Aid fresh and interesting. Young continues to have all the passion for Farm Aid that is needed to spread the message. He reminded the fans to stop at a farmers market when you see one and buy something. (concertlivewire.com)
Neil Young and Promise Of The Real got their portion of the night going with “Tell Me Why” from After the Gold Rush. From there Young would mine material from throughout his career ranging from “Field Of Opportunity” from Comes A Time to “Show Me” from 2016’s Peace Trail to “Children Of Destiny” from his most recent studio album The Visitor. The midportion featured the ensemble tackling a trio of classics with “Powderfinger,” “Heart Of Gold” and “Ohio.” (jambase.com)
And Young played his song “Children Of Destiny” for the first time live !
Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.
Recorded live at the XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT; September 22, 2018.
Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).
Anthony Logerfo (drums)
Corey McCormick (bass, vocals)
Tato Melgar (percussion)
Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals)
Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals)
Neil Young (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica)
01. Introduction by John Mellencamp 1.24
02. Tell Me Why 4.33
03. Field Of Opportunity 4:17
04. Show Me 4:56
05. Powderfinger 9:34
06. Heart Of Gold 4:55
07. Ohio 4:27
08. Children Of Destiny (live debut) 4:28
09. Love and Only Love 11:47
All songs written by Neil Young
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