Neil Young is a Canadian born singer-songwriter, whose music career stems all the way back to the 1960’s. Neil rose to prominence both as a solo artist, with the group Buffalo Springfield, and for his various spells with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. With timeless songs such as “Old Man”, “Heart of Gold”, “Rockin In The Free World” and ”Ohio”, Neil has influenced generations of songwriters. He had a particularly profound effect on many Grunge artists, some even going so far as to calling him the, “Godfather of Grunge.” Bands from the vibrant Seattle Grunge scene in the 90’s such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Sonic Youth all stated that Neil was their heaviest influence.
In 1995 Neil Young was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame” by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. This wasn’t the last time he would be inducted either; two years later, his work with ”Buffalo Springfield” was also recognised by the Hall of Fame.
It is clear that, at the age of 72, Neil has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. His 39th studio album, “The Visitor”, was released in November of 2017. There’s a subsequent tour planned for 2018 with his supporting band, Promise Of The Real.
We raise our glasses and take off our hats off to Neil Young here at Talking Waves. To have such a long and fruitful career and still be putting out albums and touring is quite incredible. It just goes to show that age has nothing to do with what you can achieve. All we can say is, Neil, please don’t change a thing!
Our Favourite Tracks: Heart Of Gold, Out on the Weekend, Ohio, Helpless, Old Man
Our Favourite Album: Harvest, 1972
Keep on rockin In The free world.