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Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA

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The globally respected, prolific and mercurial Neil Young has forged a 50 year long storied career that has been revered by legions of fans, peers and critics around the world and earned him recognition as one of the greatest artists of all time.


After embarking on a music career in the 1960s Toronto folk scene, the Canadian native moved to Los Angeles where in 1966, he formed with Stephen Stills and others the groundbreaking super group Buffalo Springfield, who along with the Byrds, became the forerunners of the Americana folk-rock and country roots rock music movements of the Seventies and beyond. (photo above: Young's H.O.A.R.D. Tour model train)
While joining Stills in the iconic band Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1969, Young began his prolific solo career as a touring singer/songwriter with his self-titled debut album Neil Young. In the next three decades, Young produced over 35 albums that demonstrated his uncompromising and shape shifting musicology -from the jam rock inflected Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, his first album with his fabled long standing backup band Crazy Horse, featuring "Cinnamon Girl" to the folk acoustic flavored Harvest that produced the #1 hit "Heart of Gold" to the electric/punk rock insurgentRust Never Sleeps to the bluesy This Note's For You that was banned by MTV and whose title track ironically won him an MTV Best Video Award to his Freedom protest anthem "Rockin' in the Free World." Despite their unshackled musical genres and experimentation, Young's consciousness raising songs have always been marked by his distinct voice, raw and emotional guitar playing and his transcendent, poetic songwriting. (photo right: Young's 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse) Young's standing as a cult hero has influenced and ignited other works: from touring with grunge rock icons Pearl Jam to three documentaries on Young's concert tours produced by the late famed director Jonathan Demme to collaborations on the film soundtracks of Dead Man directed by Jim Jarmusch and Demme's Philadelphia which garnered Young an Academy award nomination.
Political, environmental and humanitarian awareness, advocacy and activism have been consistent threads in Young's life's mission and music. In 1985, Young co-founded, the still active Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. Neil Young and Pegi Young organized the Bridge School Benefit Concerts which for three decades had become an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event. The Bridge School ensures that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of assistive technology and the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational strategies. The weekend concerts have drawn an international array of musical artists from Bruce Springsteen to Elton John to Guns N' Roses and have raised significant resources for the school. A portion of proceeds from this auction will benefit The Bridge School.
In addition, Young is the author of several books including the best selling 2012 autobiography "Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream."

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June 14th marks Massey Hall's 130th anniversary and Mayor Olivia Chow and Toronto City Council honoured the National Historic Site's immeasurable cultural impact with a celebratory scroll to commemorate this milestone occasion.
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Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bella White has announced her new EP, Five For Silver, out digitally August 16th on Rounder Records. On Five For Silver, White reimagines songs that have influenced both her life and career, by luminaries Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Ted Lucas.
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Cassandra Jenkins Releases 'Petco' Track

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Review: MOSS's Reunion at Joe's Pub Is Radiant

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Video: Idaho Shares Video for 'Kamikaze' Ahead of New Album

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Alberta Cross to Release Re-Imagined Debut Album, 'The Thief and the Heartbreaker'

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The Wallflowers Come to Fargo Theatre This Summer

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Video: Steve Dawson Releases Second Single From Sixth Solo Album

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Cassandra Jenkins Reveals US Tour Dates and Releases 'Delphinium Blue' Track/Video

Like the night sky itself, the world of My Light, My Destroyer is always expanding. Cassandra Jenkins’ third full-length, out July 12th via Dead Oceans, cracks open the promise of reaching the edge of the new, with a wider sonic palette than ever before—encompassing guitar-driven indie rock, new age, sophistipop, and jazz. Watch the music video now! She has also announced a US tour- find the dates here!
Cassandra Jenkins to Release LP 'My Light, My Destroyer'

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Steve Dawson Will Release Sixth Solo Album This Summer

Ghosts is the sixth solo album from Chicago-based musician and songwriter Steve Dawson. It's being release June 7 on venerable Chicago label Pravda Records on CD, 12” LP vinyl, digital download and on streaming platforms.
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Joni Mitchell Music Back on Spotify After Pulling Over Joe Rogan Deal

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Discover the upcoming events at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Stay up to date with the latest performances, exhibitions, and workshops curated for art enthusiasts.
SLOW HOLLOWS Release New Album 'Bullhead'

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MARY POPPINS Will Embark on New UK and Ireland Tour in 2024

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Neil Young has written 1 shows including Street Corner Symphony (Composer).

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