Thursday, March 6, 2008


The great website Thrasher's Wheat, my favorite source for all things having to do with Neil Young, says that Young Neil has some European festival dates lined up this summer, and that they may not be with his current touring band, but with Crazy Horse.

Neil's current band, which includes Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina, along with Neil's longtime collaborator Ben Keith on steel guitar, piano, guitar and other instruments, and bassist Rick "The Bass Player" Rosas, are a great and diverse combo. As I mentioned in December, I loved seeing them perform.

Neil and Crazy Horse haven't toured since the Greendale album, which was an interesting experience, but wasn't a real Crazy Horse show, since so much of the concert was about the concept album and the actors on stage. And, plus, Frank "Pancho" Sampdero played more keyboards than guitar (since he wasn't on the album).

So, if Neil and the Horse are touring, hopefully they'll hit the U.S. as well. Now all we need is a release date for the Crosby Stills Nash & Young film Deja Vu. And hopefully there will be a soundtrack. And hopefully Neil will start releasing his series of boxsets. And hopefully he'll start working on a new album. Oh, yeah, and I'm looking forward to his other documentary. It's never boring being a Neil Young fan.

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