Neil Young Concert Reviews: Providence Rhode Island, April 22, 2011
From Neil Young spans career at PPAC - Projo Arts Blog BY RICK MASSIMO:
PROVIDENCE -- It could be so easy to be Neil Young: Stroll out, take a bow, a little 'Southern Man' here, a little 'Ohio' there, 'Cinnamon Girl,' 'Like a Hurricane,' 'Heart of Gold,' 'Rockin' In the Free World,' thank you, good night.
But with that kind of nostalgia trip, Young wouldn't still be packing the Providence Performing Arts Center at age 65 like he did on Friday night. His latest record, 'Le Noise,' was a revved-up, raucous piece of work (even though it was a solo disc) and while Young busted out a few of his best-known songs -- including some of the ones listed above -- he took plenty from the new disc and a few unreleased songs even newer than that.
Prowling a stage filled with instruments like a professor in mid-lecture, Young went from truly acoustic guitar to heavily amplified acoustic guitar to electric guitar to piano to organ in the course of the show. The set list was basically the same as most shows on his current tour, and Young started with 'My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue),' his baleful voice and harmonica complementing each other strongly, the sweet and soothing 'Tell Me Why' and a 'Helpless' that re-created the stillness the lyrics describe.
Full review from Neil Young spans career at PPAC - Projo Arts Blog. (Thanks Mike!)
Neil Young will be performing tonight at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, Rhode Island. Special guest Bert Jansch will open concert.
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