Bands Covering Neil Young songs
When we blogged on the Neil Young tribute band Live RUST it triggered quite a discussion on Neil Young Tribute/Cover bands.
As an offshoot of this, we receive so many submissions of Neil covers, tributes, videos, MP3's that we can't keep up and post them all.
So this page is being setup for bands to directly post their links. The best way to submit link is to use that "Create a Link" feature below in comments. That way there's a hyperlink for folks to click as opposed having to cut & paste link.
In the meantime, we'll try and highlight band links here as they come in.
It has been said of the Neil Young tribute band Live RUST that "you'll believe you're at a Neil Young concert".
SIX very talented Greater Toronto Area musicians have joined together to celebrate and perform the music of our (formerly) Canadian brother, Neil Young. Our goal is to recreate Neil's music as it was recorded in the studio (or as close as possible - some of Neil's biggest hits were recorded over 40 years ago!!!). The set list contains music from many stages of Neil's incredible career, ranging from the antique gem "Down by the River" to 1990's "Over and Over Again" and almost everything in between (if it's missing, we'll get to it eventually...)
Discover or relive the music of rock icon Neil Young with Jeff Taylor's Neil Young Tribute show. It doesn't matter whether you enjoy his soothing acoustic sounds or one of Neil's many rockin' tunes, Jeff Taylor's Tribute pays homage to legendary Young's career with the same creativity and passion as the man himself.
Jeff performs his solo tribute show with a stage presence displaying an array of instruments including acoustic guitars, harmonicas, banjo, acoustic grand piano, and pump organ. His tribute sounds much the same as an unplugged performance of a live Neil Young solo concert.
When venue space permits, Jeff performs with his many band members who come from diverse professional and musical backgrounds. They contribute beautiful and seamless multiple male and female harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, dobro, pianos, organs, violins, banjos, harmonicas, bass guitar and drums to Neil's classics as well as some of his latest tunes.
Jeff Taylor's Neil Young Tribute delivers a great performance of one of rock music's true masters. A must see show for all age groups.
To learn more about Jeff Taylor's Neil Young Tribute, visit the band's website at http://www.neilyoung-tribute.com.
Jeff has also dedicated his recording of “Thrasher” to the Thrasher Wheat website and can be downloaded here:"Thrasher" (right click and save as). Thanks Jeff! Nice job.
Very cool web site for a tribute band. Site streams Neil tunes 24/7.
The Neil Young celebrations continue this weekend in honor of his 60th birthday with the Rust Never Sleeps Tribute Band's performance this Saturday, November 12th at the Big Bear Lodge in Brookline, New Hampshire.
RUST NEVER SLEEPS is a unique, live rock show that celebrates the music, and musical career of Neil Young.
Capturing the spirit, the sound, and the feel of what can best
be described as a "dream come true" concert experience; you will hear
selections from The Buffalo Springfield as well as Young's early 70's
Larry Green performs his NEIL YOUNG THE TRIBUTE (guitar, harmonica, piano and vocals) as a one man show, performing the acoustic songs of musical genius NEIL YOUNG. He also performs with his acoustic/electric band.
Green has been doing his NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE for several years and has toured all over the world. Playing as far away as Indonesia, NEIL YOUNG THE TRIBUTE is always true to the studio recorded versions of all of Mr. YOUNG'S songs.
Great attention to detail and authenticity is always the main focus of his shows. Green features the "in-character" between-songs banter, the exact tunings used by YOUNG and even the acoustic stage set (right down to the same oriental rug) seen at YOUNG'S concerts.
Green has had an EAGLES Tribute band open for him on tour and has opened for such artists as Pat Boone, Nicolette Larson and Tom Waits.
According to the SEATTLE TIMES: "There are several NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE bands and solo artists that play YOUNG'S songs very well. No one sounds as close to the master, however, as Green as evidenced in his live concerts....."
Just listen for yourself!
Young & Old - Neil Young Tribute on MySpace Music - Italy: "Ascoltare e suonare la musica di Young è perdersi ogni volta e ritrovarsi alla fine della corsa con una risposta in più e con la voglia di ricominciare di nuovo...è come recuperare qualcosa di cui abbiamo sentore alla fine della notte, nelle immagini silenti dei sogni...è come regredire al primo anno di vita, che è privo di linguaggio verbale, ma ricco di suoni e di colori"
PAINTERS tributo a Neil Young on MySpace Music - Italy: "La più giovane tribute band italiana dedicata a Neil Young, il secondo cantautore più influente nella storia del rock dopo Dylan. I Painters mixano la fedeltà all'originale con la reinterpretazione personale, in un sound sia acustico sia rugginoso... gli amanti del canadese sanno bene cosa significa."
Young Rust on MySpace Music: "Hailing from Providence RI, Young Rust - the ultimate Neil Young experience, formed in late 2004 by longtime local original music scenesters Mike Gendron ('Neil'), Ryan Meehan, and Kevin Ferschke. Last year, the band was joined by guitarist Rex Chisty to complete the classic Crazy Horse-esque line-up. In June of 2006, Rex was kidnapped by a band of wild indians. Shortly thereafter, the band was joined by John Winters, master lap-steel player and rhythm guitarist. The band currently knows and can perform 40+ Neil Young songs, spanning Mr. Young's musical career and still continues to learn selections from a 700+ song catalog of Neil's music. From a very young age, Mike Gendron, 28, developed an instant connection to Neil's music and art. It was Neils music that inspired him to go out and get an electric guitar at age 15. Since that time Mike has learned countless Neil Young songs, and finally discovered the opportunity to play these songs live when he met up with Ryan, Kevin. The group had an instant musical connection, and decided they should make the first known tribute band in Rhode Island dedicated to Neil Young. The band is glad they did, as they've developed new and lasting relationships with several bars, pubs, and taverns in the RI and SE MA area, who repeatedly book the band month after month. A new breed of followers can also be seen at every show Young Rust performs. If your looking for (or would like to come see) an experienced, dynamic, and young Rock N' Roll band for your bar, pub, tavern or special outing/event, look no further than YOUNG RUST: RI's number 1 Neil Young Tribute Band."
RUSTIES on MySpace Music: "Difficile pensare a una vicenda artistica che si avvicini a quella dei Rusties. Anzi, impossibile. Dieci anni girando l’Italia e l’Europa a “tributare” onori a Neil Young, riuscendo a essere “più Neil Young di Neil Young” in diverse riletture di gioielli perduti nell’immenso passato del canadese. E intanto, talenti che si divertono senza pressioni e che permettono al principale songwriter della band, nonché vocalist e chitarrista, Marco Grompi, di far uscire senza forzature uno stile dal grembo di una passione per la musica rock che risponde solo e soltanto a un imperativo: mi piace, lo faccio."
Neil Deal, Tribute to Neil Young - WOODLAND HILLS, California - myspace.com/neildeal: "We are a tribute band to the music of Neil Young. We are from Southern California and play at fairs, festivals and major clubs and casinos. Our 'Neil-guy' Denny has been doing a Neil Young tribute show for about 9 years. We are not crazed fans or anything we just love the songs and enjoy playing them. And playing them well."
Heart of Rust are a 5 piece Neil Young Tribute band comprising David James, Guitars / lead vocals / Harmonica and Banjo. Zeke Kaval, Guitars and Backing vocals. Tony Fitzpatrick, Bass Guitar / Guitar and Backing Vocals. Steven Fitzpatrick, Drums. And Yi Vei Kok, Pedal Steel Guitar. They are arguably the closest thing to Neil Young that you will find in the UK! Ironically, they come together from all corners of the UK to play together!
Heart of Rust
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