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Neil Young performs “Blowin’ in the Wind” for Dylan

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INVISION — Photo by Vince Bucci

What a beautiful, musical night it must have been Friday night, Feb. 6 at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Bob Dylan, 73, was the honoree.

The line-up is pretty incredible: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young harmonized on “Girl from North Country.”

Acts from Neil Young to Bonnie Raitt to Bruce Springsteen performed across four different stages with no interruption. Aside from Bob Dylan lyrics, there were barely any words said, according to the Idaho Statesman.

Associated Press music writer Mesfin Fekadu writes: ” After accepting his award from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the singer-songwriter (Dylan) went on to speak for 40 minutes, scrolling through page after page of his written speech.

“I’m glad for my songs to be honored like this. But, you know, they didn’t get here themselves. It’s been a long road and it’s taken a lot of doing,” he said.

Dylan’s speech ranged from him reciting his own lyrics to thanking Peter, Paul and Mary for covering “Blowin’ In the Wind” and making the song a pop hit. He also addressed his critics.

“Critics have been giving me a hard time since day one. Critics say I can’t sing, I croak, sound like frog. Why don’t critics say the same thing about Tom Waits?” as the audience laughed. “Critics say my voice is shot. That I have no voice. Why don’t they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?”

Dylan, known for performing regularly, didn’t sing, but many of his friends showed up in his honor.

Beck kicked it off and played the harmonica, as did Alanis Morissette, who sang “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Springsteen jammed with Tom Morello on “‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door'” while Young closed the night with “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Norah Jones played piano and Jack White played guitar. Other performers included John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Tom Jones, who earned rousing applause when he hit the stage.

Willie Nelson kicked off “Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)” with a slow burn, but paused as he waited for lyrics to appear on the monitor.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/02/07/3632904_springsteen-neil-young-others.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

 

Young will perform at Dylan’s MusiCares event

Bob-and-NeilFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter will present Bob Dylan with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honor next month in Los Angeles.

The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White will perform at the pre-Grammy event on Feb. 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, according to The Associated Press.

The star-studded gala will also include performances by Jackson Browne, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, Beck, Norah Jones, the Black Keys, Stills & Nash and John Mellencamp, among others.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Bono, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Quincy Jones. The event is in its 25th year.

The 57th annual Grammys Awards will take place Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The awards will air live on CBS

PBS aired Bruce Tribute, Neil performs “Born in the USA”

Neil Young at Bruce Musicares

The 2013 “A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” aired for the first time on Friday, Dec. 5 on  National Public Television.

The show ran from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The tribute was in honor of the rock icon’s influence and philanthropy over the years, and subsequently his MusicCares Person of the Year award. Neil plays “Born in the U.S.A.”

PBS used the event as a fund-raiser for public television and sold the CDs.

 

 

 

Here is an all-star line-up finale on “Glory Days.”

 

The 2013 ceremony  did air earlier this year on the AXS TV cable network, and clips from many of the individual performances have been floating around YouTube for awhile.

The lengthy show features 16 Bruce tunes covered by Sting, Elton John, Patti Smith, Neil Young and much more, as well as few songs performed by Springsteen himself.

Many of the performances were amazing. Atlantic City for one, was haunting…

(Manuela – you will love this).

Lineup:

  • Adam Raised a Cain – Alabama Shakes
  • Because the Night – Patti Smith
  • Atlantic City – Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • American Land – Ken Casey
  • My City of Ruins – Mavis Staples and Zac Brown
  • I’m On Fire – Mumford and Sons
  • American Skin (41 Shots) – Jackson Browne and Tom Morello
  • My Hometown – Emmylou Harris
  • One Step Up – Kenny Chesney
  • Streets of Philadelphia – Elton John
  • Hungry Heart – Juanes
  • Tougher Than the Rest – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad – Jim James and Tom Morello
  • Dancing in the Dark – John Legend
  • Lonesome Day – Sting
  • Born in the USA – Neil Young with Crazy Horse
  • We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Death to My Hometown – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band & cast ensemble

 

See previous post on BNB: http://www.bad-news-beat.org/2014musicares-tribute-to-springsteen-includes-neil-ch

 

 

Musicares tribute to Springsteen includes Neil & CH

Springsteen MusiCares TributeThe Recording Academy will continue its releases of their annual MusiCares tribute concerts with the 2013 show honoring Bruce Springsteen. MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen will be out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download on March 25 via Columbia.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse performs “Born in the U.S.A.”

The evening included a host of artists covering Springsteen classics, including former honoree Neil Young, Sting, Elton John, Emmylou Harris and Jackson Browne, along with an evening closing five-song set from Bruce and the E-Street Band. John Stewart hosted.

Read more:  http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2014/02/preview-musicares-tribute-to-bruce.html#ixzz2uHsph1PW

For Manuela & Yule.

Signed Neil collectibles to benefit MusiCares/Grammy Foundation

220px-Neil_Young_FreedomLooking for that perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your life?

How about a signed copy of “Freedom” by Neil Young….

Some sweet deals are up for bid over at eBay in an auction that got under way on Black Friday to benefit the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares.

The Fifth Annual Grammy Charity Black Friday Online Auction features a variety of autographed pieces of memorabilia from Neil Young, Jackson Browne, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Foreigner‘s Mick Jones, Billy Idol and many other well-known musicians.  Among the items up for grabs: signed vinyl copies of Young’s Freedom and Browne’s World in Motion albums, electric guitars autographed by Jones and Idol, and a studded guitar strap signed by Slash.

VIP passes to the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King also are part of the auction.  The event, which is scheduled for January 24, will feature performances by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, James Taylor, Bette Midler and many other stars.

Read more: http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/2013/12/02/signed-collectibles-from-neil-young-jackson-browne-slash-part-of-grammy-charity-black-friday-auction/

Random Quote

I knew there was a reason to think that I might not come out the way I was going in.
by Neil on his aneurysm surgery, in 2005

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