Archive for the ‘Neil Young’ Category

Neil Young with Promise of the Real New Album Release — “The Visitor” (Dec 1, 2017)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

“We can do something to change the world.” — Neil Young #FarmAId

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

“We have to keep letting farmers know that we believe in them  Whether we live in the city or not.  You can do something to change the world  Just by changing the food you eat.  Start from the bottom up.”

— Neil Young

Happy birthday, Farm AId Board Member Neil Young

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Farm Aid Board Members Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp.

photo:  Brian Bruner

Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada

Neil Young was born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada

“I love to see Neil get fired up.” — Corky Jones, Nebraska farmer

Friday, November 10th, 2017

We love seeing @neilyoung get fired up too! Thanks to Corky Jones, a Nebraska farmer and activist for providing today's #WednesdayWisdom. We've been proud to work with Corky since the very beginning of Farm Aid, and @willienelsonofficial has labeled him a

Dave Matthews and Buddy Guy at Farm Aid's 20th anniversary concert I n Chicago in 2005. #tbt

Read about about all the great work done by Farm Aid, and board members Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp and hundreds of volunteers have done to help America’s family farmers, and what we can do:

www.FarmAid.org

Neil Young with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, new album, “The Visitor”

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Neil Young has teamed up with his recent backing band Promise of the Real, the group led by Willie Nelson‘s son Lukas, to record a new studio album titled The Visitor, which will be released as a CD and a digital download on December 1 and as a vinyl LP on January 5, 2018. The 10-track collection is available for pre-order now.

Young is giving fans a preview of the record by posting the lead track, “Already Great,” on his official YouTube channel. The song, a mid-tempo rocker featuring with fuzz guitar and off-kilter piano, celebrates the U.S. while appearing to take a dig at President Donald Trump and his slogan “Make America Great Again.”

“I’m Canadian by the way, and I love the U.S.A.,” sings Neil. “I love this way of life, the freedom to act and the freedom to say/ Already great, you’re already great / You’re the promised land, you’re the helping hand.”

“Already Great” is available for purchase now as a digital single. If you pre-order The Visitor, you instantly receive a free download of the song.

The album also includes “Children of Destiny,” a patriotic protest anthem that premiered just before July 4 of this year.

The Visitor is the third album Young has recorded with Promise of the Real, following the 2015 studio effort The Monsanto Years and the 2016 two-disc live album Earth.

Here is the full track list of The Visitor:

“Already Great”
“Fly by Night Deal”
“Almost Always”
“Stand Tall”
“Change of Heart”
“Carnival”
“Diggin’ a Hole”
“Children of Destiny”
“When Bad Got Good”
“Forever”

This day in Willie Nelson history: Bridge School 30th Anniversary Concert (Oct. 16, 2017)

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

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www.BridgeSchool.com

Organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School.

Our Mission

The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies. The Bridge School is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

The first concert was held October 13, 1986.  This 30th anniversary concert last year, was their final.

Neil Young at Farm Aid 2017: “America Is Already Great, We Don’t Need to Apologize”

Monday, September 18th, 2017

www.spin.com
by:  Brian Josephs

Willie Nelson’s annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place last Saturday and once again featured longtime co-headliners Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young. The year’s benefit, the 32nd edition, carried darker political overtones with major hurricanes sweeping through the land and Donald Trump’s aggressive immigrant policies in mind. In a preconcert press conference held onstage, Young made a comment that seemed to rebuke Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan.

“America is already great,” Young said, according to Billboard. “We don’t need to apologize. We don’t need to feel bad.”

Young has mainly steered away from political comments during his fairly eventful past couple of months, which included the release of his long lost 1976 album Hitchhiker finally saw a public release earlier this month.

Thank you, Farm Aid Board Members: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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Dave Matthews

Thank you, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Who's ready to see the Farm Aid Board of Directors hit the stage?! ?After the amazing @jackjohnson and @sherylcrow, Dave will hit the stage at 7:25pm. Watch all the action at farmaid.org

Micah Nelson with Neil Young #FarmAid2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Neil Young/Micah Nelson

Thanks, Rand Synderman

Farm Aid Heroes

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Farm Aid Board Members Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp.

photo:  Brian Bruner

Great music, supporting farmers, and strengthening America since 1985 #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

Farm Aid accomplishes its mission by:

Promoting Food from Family Farms

We know that to keep family farmers on the land we have to increase the number of people buying their good food. From our annual concert event that features family farm food and unites farmers, artists, and concerned citizens, to our inspiring and informative tv, radio, mail and web campaigns (including our HOMEGROWN.org website), we are building a powerful movement for good food from family farms.

Growing the Good Food Movement

In order for family farmers to thrive we have to create more markets for them, giving more people the opportunity to access family farm food. Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions.

Helping Farmers Thrive

Since 1985, Farm Aid has answered 1-800-FARM-AID to provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Now Farm Aid’s online Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to an extensive network of organizations across the country that help farmers find the resources they need to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.

Taking Action to Change the System

Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.We’ve worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. By strengthening the voices of family farmers, Farm Aid stands up for the people upon whom we all depend. Farm Aid’s Action Center allows concerned citizens to become advocates for farm policy change.

Learn More

“The revolution starts with us.” — Neil Young

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

#WednesdayWisdom from Farm Aid co-founder and board member Neil Young.

New Neil Young and Promise of the Real video

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Daniel Kreps

Neil Young and Promise of the Real have unveiled the video for their surprise new song “Children of Destiny.”

The video, directed by Young’s Shakey Pictures, combines footage of recent large-scale protests alongside patriotic imagery like children waving American flags and Fourth of July cookouts.

“Preserve the land and save the seas for the children of destiny / The children of you and me,” Young sings on the track. “Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be / Preserve the ways of democracy so the children can be free.”

Young recorded the song at Hollywood, California’s famed Capitol Studios alongside his frequent collaborators Promise of the Real – featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson – and a 56-piece orchestra; in total, 62 musicians played on the track.

The rocker and Micah Nelson announced “Children of Destiny” in a celebratory Facebook Live video.

“Children of Destiny” is available to purchase or stream at all major digital retailers and streaming sites. It’s unclear whether the song is a one-off single or part of a larger project.

 

Friday, June 23rd, 2017