Singer Pegi Young is 'Bracing for Impact' – USATODAY.com
From 'Neil Young: Heart of Gold' Film
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Pegi Young has a new album out "Bracing for Impact" and is on the road.
From Singer Pegi Young is 'Bracing for Impact' – USATODAY.com:
Pegi Young and her band The Survivors recorded in Los Angeles rather than at the more convenient studio on the Youngs' Broken Arrow Ranch in Northern California.
"There's a fantastic studio here, but there are also distractions," she says. "We started on a full moon, which Neil swears by, and we recorded seven tracks in one day."
Sessions ended after five days and Young went home, only to return a few weeks later with the newly hatched Gonna Walk Away.
"I was lying down to take a nap and this song came in," she says, "I thought, no, not now. But when the muse knocks, you open the door."
While she and Neil share musical tastes and outlooks, they operate on parallel tracks.
"Each of us goes into our hidey-holes to write," she says. "We share the philosophy that you have to be honest and true and feel good about what you're doing. It hasn't been a hindrance being married to someone who's made a life example of that."
The Bridge School has flourished, as has Ben, 33, a state-certified organic egg farmer.
"Ben has enriched our lives," Young says. "We call him our spiritual leader. Most of the artists who perform at the Bridge concerts have never interacted with the disabled. They get immersed in the kids and their families, and by the end of the weekend, they change. It's a huge honor to be able to bridge those worlds."
And speaking of Pegi, here's a comment on The Surrealism of Neil Young's "On The Beach" Album from Mother Nature Knows:
If you asked Neil, he would probably say that whole time period was surreal. Don't read too much into it because had he continued on that path, he would have been found dead somewhere.
Pegi pulled him out of the maelstrom of craziness and the surreal, breathed new life into him, and gave him a second look at life.
Also, see Pegi Young Talks New Album, Bridge School Benefit | American Songwriter and Pegi Young And The Survivors: "Flatline Mama" on Conan.
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