The largely collaborative set concluded the evening, with Young stepping up for solo renditions of “From Hank to Hendrix” and “Comes a Time” earlier than being joined by home band Promise of the Real for “Heart of Gold.” Stills added piano accompaniment on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young quantity, “Helpless,” and remained to ship a sequence of Buffalo Springfield songs, together with “For What It’s Worth,” “Bluebird,” and “Mr. Soul” with assist from Joe Walsh.
They closed with a rendition of “Long May You Run” from Stills-Young Band’s one-off 1976 joint album of the identical title. Watch fan-captured footage of the setlist’s highlights under.
Earlier in this system, Stills paid tribute to late bandmate David Crosby with a efficiency of CSNY’s “Wooden Ships” alongside his son, Chris Stills, and Crosby’s son, James Raymond. Graham Nash, who was unable to attend the occasion on account of a conflicting live performance, appeared in a pre-taped video to introduce a 2013 efficiency of “Guinnevere” by Crosby, Nash, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. “Enjoy the music, and please rejoice,” he mentioned (per Rolling Stone). “I’m going to overlook him daily of my life.”
The LA-based “Light Up The Blues” fundraising occasion has been organized by the Stills household since 2013 to profit the non-profit Autism Speaks, which raises consciousness for autism and sponsors analysis whereas additionally conducting outreach actions aimed toward households, governments, and the general public. The sixth iteration was hosted by Jeff Garlin and Camryn Manheim and in addition featured units by Sharon Van Etten, Willie Nelson, and extra.
The charity occasion follows Young’s impromptu acoustic set in February at an environmental rally in British Columbia as his first public efficiency in almost 4 years. A return to the stage within the wake of the pandemic appeared unlikely for the Canadian singer-songwriter after he shared he was “not prepared” to play live shows out of concern for his well being and security, and extra lately lamented that “live performance touring is damaged.” He’s subsequent slated to seem at Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday celebration on April twenty ninth and thirtieth (get tickets here).
In spite of his reside hiatus, Young has continued to be characteristically prolific by releasing two albums with Crazy Horse within the span of 4 months. World Record arrived in November 2022, adopted by All Roads Lead Home in March.
Neil Young Setlist:
From Hank to Hendrix
Comes a Time
Heart of Gold
Helpless (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young track)
On the Way Home (Buffalo Springfield track)
Everybody’s Wrong (Buffalo Springfield track)
For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield track)
Bluebird (Buffalo Springfield track)
Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield track)
Long May You Run (The Stills–Young Band track)