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Young & Stills at Light Up the Blues

Neil Young at Light Up The BluesNeil Young and Steven Stills performed “BlueBird” together at the Light Up the Blues concert Saturday night that benefits Autism Speaks.

The concert was held at the historic Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Clif.  hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills.  They have a son with autism who has become a highly-talented filmmaker.

Chris Stills says his brother is his main inspiration and why he became a producer of the concert.

Jack Black was the emcee for the annual event’s third year in raising awareness and money for the cause.

Also joining the jam were talented artists with autism, such as Nick Guzman.

Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Don Felder, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, The White Buffalo and Chris Stills team up for the 3rd Light Up the Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks!

 

 

 The evening celebrated Autism Awareness month.
 According to Tom Hambleton at Sugarmountain.org the song line up is as follows:
Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA
Light Up The Blues Benefit
Neil Young & Stephen Stills
 
1. Long May You Run          (acoustic guitar)
2. Human Highway          acoustic guitar)
3. I Don’t Know          (acoustic guitar)
4. Virtual Here & Now          (electric guitar) [new Stills song]
5. Don’t Want Lies          (electric guitar)
6. For What It’s Worth          (electric guitar)
7. Bluebird          (electric guitar)
8. Mr. Soul          (electric guitar)
9. Rockin’ In The Free World          (electric guitar)
 
 
Neil Young & Stephen Stills together for all songs playing with a house band that including Doug Pettibone. 
Rockin’ In The Free World included Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Chris Stills and others.

 

Neil to perform April 25 at Autism Speaks benefit

Neil autismNeil Young is among a line-up of special guests who will be performing on Saturday, April 25th at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre for the 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

According to Look to the Stars, the line-up includes Shawn Colvin, The White Buffalo, Steve Earle, Chris Stills, emcee Jack Black,  Spencer Harte featuring Petra Haden, Nick Guzman and Matt Savage.

The benefit concert will begin at 7:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27th at 10am through Ticketmaster outlets and Pantages Theatre Box Office.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.

“We are so thrilled to be doing this benefit for the third time and, this year, at the iconic Pantages Theatre. The last two years’ Light Up The Blues benefits were such incredible, life-changing events for all involved. We are so grateful to be able to bring such a special night of music to the entire community and to support Autism Speaks,” said Kristen & Stephen Stills.

“It is a night to celebrate the gifts of music and community,” Autism Speaks’ President Liz Feld said. “Autism sings again! Light Up the Blues is home to the most special talent we have – from Stephen Stills and Neil Young to Matt Savage.”

Read more: https://www.looktothestars.org/news/13307-neil-young-and-steve-earle-to-light-up-the-blues-for-autism

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I\'m a very wealthy person. I\'ve been managed very well. I\'m not greedy to the point that I need to get paid for every little thing I do. I\'m an artist. I should be ***** doing art, not standing up for artists\' rights. We got Sheryl Crow and Don Henley -- it\'s covered. I don\'t have to do it.
by -- N Young, Rolling Stone Interview, 4 Sept 2003.

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