"Ohio" Cover Single Release Coming
As regular TW readers know, we consider Neil Young's song "Ohio" to be the pivotal song in his career from that point in time forward. No other song in Young's vast canon is as essential in defining his artistic development as "Ohio".
One only has to view the video above or Young's latest film Journeys to understand the power of its deceptively simple lyrics which still deeply resonates in the soul 40 years on for anyone who experienced the turbulence on the 1960's.
Which brings us to the news that a new single for "Ohio" to be released this month from Ohio musician, Ryan Kralik.
Rick Rosas, legendary bassist for Neil Young, Joe Walsh, CSNY, Buffalo Springfield and Jackson Brown, contributes bass to 3 tracks. Also joining Kralik on 4 pieces is Dave Krusen, former drummer for Pearl Jam. Krusen joined Pearl Jam shortly after the band formed in 1990 and his drumming style, most notably on the bands 11-times platinum debut Ten, has been among the most influential of the last 20 years. Krusen, who also played with noted acts Candlebox and Hovercraft, also co-produced and engineered several tracks.
Another Seattle veteran, Keith Lowe (Brad, Satchel, Stone Gossard) contributes several hard-hitting bass lines to the project. Newcomer, Josh Hisle who's appearance in the Neil Young film "CSNY Deja Vu" gained him a light on the world stage, not only lends his Cincinnati roots stylings to Kralik's latest collection but will also release a joint single with Kralik in early October, cover of CSNY's "Ohio".
Hisle said of the project, "Ryan sent me a demo that he'd done of "Ohio" and said we should record it and put it out since I'm opening for Stephen Stills on his US tour in October. So he said we should get Rick Rosas and Dave Krusen on it and then I did some vocals and guitar and it turned out amazing. Can't wait to get it out and see what Stephen and Neil think."
Both the October "Ohio" single and Kralik's full length album will be available in physical and digital formats with a possible vinyl release of the joint "Ohio" single being considered for early 2012 release.
David Crosby cried after this take."
(from liner notes of the Decade album)
May 4, 1970 @ 12:22 PM... we'll never forget.
More on the significance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio".