Artist Of The Week: Neil Young

The WERS Artist Of The Week is one of rock ‘n roll’s most iconic figures, Neil Young, who has been quite busy in 2012 as he released not one, but two studio records: Americana and Psychedelic Pill. 

Young originally hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and got his start performing as a solo artist in Canada in the early 1960s. Young then met Stephen Stills and Richie Furay and together they founded Buffalo Springfield. After releasing three albums with Buffalo Springfield, he joined Stills as the fourth member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Young has also had extremely fruitful career as a solo artist , releasing a whopping total of 35 studio albums, including classics like After The Goldrush and Harvest, among others. He has been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame twice, both as a solo artist and for his work in Buffalo Springfield.

As mentioned previously, 2012 has been a great year for Neil Young fans, as he released two records this year! The first, Americana, saw Young collaborating with his longtime band, Crazy Horse, for the first time since 2003. Americana features Young covering several classic, American folk songs such as “Oh Susannah” and “This Land Is Your Land”. The second release from Young, Psychedelic Pill, once again sees him working in conjunction with Crazy Horse, but this time with a more traditional hard rock sound. The record is notable for being the longest Neil Young studio record, as it clocks in at nearly an hour and a half and spans two discs. Psychedelic Pill has received primarily positive reviews from critics.

Neil Young And Crazy Horse will be stopping by the TD Garden tonight, November 26th along with Patti Smith (amazing bill!) and make sure to keep listening to WERS to hear music from Neil Young!

By Mariel Wade

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