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Revolution Blues

Neil Young and Promise of the Real kicks of their 2016 Tour at Whitewater  Amphitheater, New Braunfels, Texas.

Also appearing Lucinda Williams, and surprise guest Willie Nelson.

Neil in Texas 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the rest of the tour dates here

Setlist:

Thanks Tom Hambleton at sugarmtn.org

 

 

 

Record store bootleg blues

Neil Young at record store

 

 

 

 

A 1971 video of Neil Young confiscating a CSNY bootleg album from a record store was making the rounds on social media this weekend.

The rare footage shows Young meandering through a record store, discovering bootlegged albums, including a Dylan album, and leaving the store with the CSNY album, saying he should not have to pay for it.

The record store clerk is confused, doesn’t recognize Young, and they end up calling a higher-up on the telephone.

Young leaves the store with the album.

Fun viewing.

 

 

In a Feb. 2015 interview at Consequence of Sound, Neil Young said that the recent resurgence of vinyl albums is merely a “fashion statement.”

“It’s a niche and it’s a great niche and it’s a wonderful thing and I hope people continue to enjoy vinyl and it continues to grow, because it’s a good thing,” Young went on to say, before adding the caveat that we live in a “convenience-oriented society and vinyl is not a convenient thing.”

 

Young plays rarities at private show in Paris

Neil in Paris

 

 

 

 

Mystery surrounds the private show Neil Young and Promise of the Real performed in Paris the evening of Jan. 25, 2016.

According to UNCUT the event at Theatre Mogador  was hosted by Carmignac, who describe themselves as “one of the leading asset managers in Europe” on their Twitter feed. And apparently billionaire Eduardo Carmignac joined Neil & musicians on stage.

Among the surprises in Young’s set the After the Goldrush track “Til the Morning Comes” made its live debut, 46 years after the album’s release.

Another cut from the same album, “Cripple Creek Ferry,” was played for the fourth time only, and the first time since 1997.

The set also included Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”

Thanks to Tom Hambleton at http://www.sugarmtn.org/

 

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real have announced a batch of UK tour dates as part of their Rebel Content tour.

Young announced he would play Belfast (for the first time ever) and Dublin, as well as shows on mainland Europe – Leipzig on July 20 and Berlin on July 21.

The itinerary has now been expanded to take in Glasgow, Leeds and London.

The tour dates are:

 

 

Merry Xmas Ymas

xmas-Neil

Happy season of the spirit of peace and goodwill on earth.

To Zumans and Rusties and all who enjoy Neil Young’s music and his activism, as he tries to leave a lasting imprint on Mother Earth.

Let’s keep on rockin’ in the free world, and help others to do so as well.

“Went looking for faith on the forest floor, and it showed up everywhere. In the sun, and the water, and the falling leaves, the falling leaves of time.”

~N.Y.

 

 

Meryl Streep’s new movie dedicated to Rick Rosas

Born in Los Angeles in 1949, Rosas also worked with Demme on 2006’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold documentary.

One of California’s most in-demand session musicians, he also worked with Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Wood and Etta James.

He was the only bassist to have played in three of Neil Young’s bands – Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Crazy Horse.

The new film has other ties to Neil Young – the rocker taught Streep how to play guitar for the project.

The report comes from http://www.contactmusic.com/meryl-streep/news/meryl-streep-s-new-film-dedicated-to-bass-player_4860035

Here is more about the guitar lessons from Entertainment:

Meryl Streep appeared on The Tonight Show Aug. 3 to promote her new movie Ricki and the Flash. 

The actress, who plays a struggling musician trying to reconnect with her family in the movie, revealed to host Jimmy Fallon that she did not know how to play guitar prior to filming so director Jonathan Demme set up a meeting for her to meet Neil Young.

“My first lesson was 45 minutes with Neil,” Streep said. “He is amazing, it’s cool.”

When asked if she learned anything from the legendary rocker, Streep said Young told her: “’You see all the amplifiers and all the wires and you go ‘what is all this s–t?’” Young then told her to “crank it up to 11.  You’ve got to turn it up, turn it up loud.”

Here’s the video:

 

 

Random Quote

I come down from the misty mountain I got lost on the human highway.
by -- Neil Young

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