Neil Young Tribute Band Cowboy Junkies Cover "Powderfinger"
The Cowboy Junkies will be performing at the Neil Young Tribute at Carnegie Hall.
Here's The Cowboy Junkies performing the Neil Young cover "Powderfinger" on April 11, 2009 in Dingle, Ireland on YouTube. (Curious as to what the song "Powderfinger" is about? Also, see Neil Young's influence on Cowboy Junkies' music.)
A tribute to the music of Neil Young will be held at Carnegie Hall, New York City on February 10th, 2011. As we reported last year, tribute artists include: Patti Smith, The Roots, Cowboy Junkies, Bettye LaVette, Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, Bebel Gilberto, Keller Williams, Joan Osborne, Mason Jennings, J Mascis, Pete Yorn, DeVotchKa, Joe Purdy and featuring Larry Cambell in the house band.
Presented by Michael Dorf, entrepreneur and impresario, the tribute will feature 20 artists benefiting music & arts programs for underprivileged youth.
In addition, a contest has been announced -- Rockin' in the YouTube World: The Music of Neil Young You Tube Contest . Entries can be viewed here: YouTube - CityWineryNYC's Channel:
The night before the Carnegie Hall benefit, Larry Campbell and his band will present The Music of Neil Young, Live Rehearsal show at New York’s City Winery. Campbell will work through a variety of Young’s songs with the help of several featured Carnegie Hall performers.
100% of the net proceeds from this event to benefit: Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York.
For more info, see The Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall.