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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Neil Young's "Hometown Christmas" Extended Run | NYA

Neil Young's "Hometown Christmas" concert will have an extended run starting December 21 and running through December 31 in Hearse Theater | NYA.

On December 1, 2017, A Once in a Lifetime Event: Neil Young's "Somewhere In Canada" Concert was held in Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, Canada and live streamed globally. (2017 concert preview and reviews).

December 1, 2017 was a huge, huge Neil Young day with a full trifecta: Neil Young Archives Going Online + The Visitor Arriving + "Somewhere In Canada" Concert blowing minds.

Some stats on the concert:
  • The video broadcast generated over 1,600,000 views
  • Proceeds from concert donated to the local Scott Young Public School
  • The concert raised over $20,000 for The Bridge School
  • The Dec 1 events generated 1000's of positive social media comments

A somewhat typical reaction is the following comment by Keith B.:
... It was presented, in terms of the set and camera work, with great craft and care. NY was in great voice, soulful and funny. The set list was amazing.

The whole thing was tremendously moving.

We are blessed to still have this man walking among us.

Neil Young Performs in Hometown Omemee, Ontario, Canada

And from our erstwhile TW Tour Manager, HoundsThatHowell:
8:00PM – He kinda meandered in from stage left.

A Johnny Cash like figure only from Woodstock 69. The man in black with buckskin jacket took to the microphone and raised his guitar. He would be our Captain. He alone would take us to places old and new. We the crew, Coronation Hall our ship… we set sail on our magical voyage. In just over an hour and a half regretfully we returned to dock. To say I loved this concert would be an understatement. It was near spiritual for me. Come back anytime Neil.

Your Crew awaits.

Set list included but was not limited to; Comes A Time, Love is a Rose, Old King, War of Man, Stand Tall, Old Man, Helpless, Heart of Gold, Long May You Run, I'm Glad I Found You and more.

Setlist for "Somewhere In Canada" Concert

"Yellow Moon on the Rise"
Omemee, Ontario, Canada
Photo by Lloyd W

And from TW reader and supporter Lloyd W. in Port Carling, Ontario:

Under the full moon, what a night it was in the village of Omeemee, nestled in the Pigeon River Valley.

What a time it's been building up to this past/present honoring event.

What a body of work to draw from so eloquently.

Smiles all around.

And that river keeps on flowing.

Lloyd W.

Port Carling, Ontario
We might add that Director Daryl Hannah did an outstanding job with the production. The set, lighting, camera angles, and audio were top notch. A very intimate evening captured such that we're pretty certain it would have made the late Jonathan Demme very proud. The camera shots during "Mother Earth" were some of the most unique and engaging shots we have ever seen in a live musical production.

Hometown Omemee

Also, An Eyewitness Report From Neil Young's "Somewhere In Canada" Concert by Sharry (Up in Omemee keepin’ jive alive)

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At 12/17/2019 07:50:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Didn't know where else to post this. In his blurb about Are You Passionate (album of the week), Neil mentioned that he originally did the songs with Crazy Horse for an album called Toast. I am aware of Toast, but this is the first time I'd heard that it was basically Are You Passionate, but with the Horse. Am I the only one who didn't know this?

At 12/17/2019 08:57:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Hi Shakey - oh no, certainly not. lots of folks were learning about the background of AYP? including us, of course!

you must've just missed the TW thread here the other day:

as you can see, our knowledgeable and intrepid commenters had all sorts of interesting observations on the making of AYP?/Toast.

At 12/18/2019 12:31:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Once again Neil Young is the man. One of the best musicians ever. Forever a fan.

At 12/18/2019 01:42:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Been a fan for a long time! Him and Tina Turner

At 12/20/2019 09:14:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The concert was amazing! I saw him do A Day In The Life cover as an encore in Worcester Ma. That was awesome as well.! Rust Never Sleeps in 1977 Providence R.I. remains one of my favorite !

At 12/21/2019 06:02:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Ny fan for 50 years ,Saw him 10 times.listen his music and you knows.greetings from Holland


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