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“Paradox”, by Daryl Hannah, with Neil Young, Promise of the Real and Willie Nelson streaming on Netflix March 23

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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by:  Scott Russell

Netflix announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to the film Paradox, written and directed by Daryl Hannah and featuring new music and performances from Neil Young + Promise of the Real, which will debut at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, as announced in February, before launching globally on Netflix  on March 23, when it will also receive a limited theatrical release.

Netflix  describes the film as follows in a press release:

A fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love, Paradox is a one-of-a-kind personal expression. Sometime in the future—or is it the past?—a band of outlaws hide high up in the Mountains. The “Man in the Black Hat” (Neil Young), the “Particle Kid” (Micah Nelson) and “Jail Time” (Lukas Nelson) pass the hours searching for treasure while they wait for the full moon to lend its magic, bring the music and make the spirits fly. Vibrating with original music by Young + Promise of the Real, Paradox furthers the legacy of an iconic performer who has always broken the rules.

Paradox is writer-director Hannah’s feature-length debut behind the camera—she’s appeared in front of the camera many times, with iconic roles in the Kill Bill films, 1987’s Wall Street and 1984’s Splash, among others. Hannah’s 1993 short The Last Supper, which she wrote, directed and produced, won a Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Paradox sprung up spontaneously and unexpectedly, like a peculiar dandelion, popping up between the cracks in the pavement,” said Hannah in a statement. “We were fortunate to find this brief window of opportunity to share the love for the natural world, each other and for the precious seeds of creativity and life. We are all thrilled the film will premiere at SXSW and that NETFLIX will be sharing it with the world.”

Hannah’s film stars Young, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford. Paradox is produced by Bernard Shakey and Elliott Rabinowitz, edited by Paul Snyder and photographed by Adam CK Vollick.

Paradox (Original Music from the Film) is due out on March 23 as well, to be released on digital and vinyl via Reprise/Warner Bros. Records. The soundtrack features studio and live performances from Neil Young + Promise of the Real, as well as classic covers and music composed exclusively for the film.

Again, Paradox comes to Netflix on March 23.

Neil Young with Promise of the Real at Arroyo Seco Weekend (June 23, 2018)

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the real will perform with Neil Young at Arroyo Seco Weekend Neil Young on June 23rd.

Passes go onsale Friday March 9th at 10am. Get more details on the weekend here: https://www.arroyosecoweekend.com/

Willie Nelson & sons featured in Neil Young, Darrel Hannah western movie at sxsw, “Paradox”

Thursday, February 1st, 2018


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by:  Andy Greene

Neil Young has kept a pretty low profile over the past year, but it turns out that at least for some of that time he was working on a western movie, Paradox, that will premiere at South By Southwest in March. The film was directed by Daryl Hannah. Young stars alongside Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lucas Nelson and members of his backing band, Promise of the Real.

“Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love,” reads a brief plot description released by the filmmakers. “Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws. Mining the detritus of past civilizations, they wait… for the Silver Eagle, for the womenfolk, and for the full moon’s magic to give rise to the music and make the spirits fly.”

The Neil Young fan website Thrasher’s Wheat points out work on the film stretches back at least September of 2016 when Neil Young and Promise of the Real performed in Telluride, Colorado in vintage western costumes. The film will be Daryl Hannah’s first feature-length film as a director, though she did direct Young’s Somewhere In Canada webcast in Omemee, Ontario late last year and the 1993 short The Last Supper.  Young has a long history of filmmaking stretching back to 1972’s Journey Through The Past, though he rarely acts in movies that he hasn’t directed himself.

Paradox is not the only project on the horizon for Young in 2018. He’s overseeing a  slew of archival releases that include his legendary Tonight’s The Night stand at L.A.’s Roxy in 1973 and a compilation of live cuts taped on Crazy Horse’s 2012/13 Alchemy tour. He’s also pledged to return to the road in the latter half of 2018, but it is unclear if he will perform solo, with Promise of the Real or with another backing group.

Farm Aid Heroes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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

You can support family farmers:

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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

bridgefest

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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

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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