Neil Young Tribute Concert Ropes in Patti Smith, the Roots, J Mascis
Published Nov 15, 2010The last time a star-studded group of musicians got together to pay tribute to Neil Young, Hal Wilner roped in the likes of Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and Iron & Wine for a special performance at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Now, fans will be treated to another high-profile Neil Young tribute, which will be coming to NYC's Carnegie Hall on February 10.
CBC reports that more than 20 acts have signed on for the performance. Among the big names are Patti Smith, Cowboy Junkies, the Roots, J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.), Joan Osborne, Bettye LaVette, Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn, Mason Jennings and DeVotchKa.
The concert is being put on by entrepreneur Michael Dorf, with proceeds going to music and arts programs to benefit underprivileged youth. Carnegie Hall is a fitting venue for the performance, as Young played a classic show there in 1970. Click on the video below to hear Young's Carnegie Hall performance of "Tell Me Why."
UPDATE: 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to six music education non-profits: the American Symphony Orchestra Music Notes, Church Street School of Music, Young Audiences, Music Unites All-Youth Choir, the Pinwheel Project and FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools).