So sorry that we are booked, but so excited that we were able to make the live rehearsal show at City Winery (fabulous Manhattan venue, by the way) for the Carnegie Hall benefit that’s happening Thursday night. From having attended the concerts showcasing the music of Bob Dylan (at Lincoln Center) and Bruce Springsteen (at Carnegie Hall with an appearance by Bruce himself), there was no doubt that it would be a great evening of music and this show did not disappoint (showcasing Neil Young, how could it).
Larry Campbell leading the house band was a huge draw for us — whether it’s with Bob Dylan, or Levon Helm or Phil Lesh & Friends, any band we’ve seen that includes Larry always leaves us happy. He’s an amazing musician! Setlist is as follows with special guests in parentheses:
Ohio > Mr. Soul > Harvest > Birds (w/Shawn Colvin) > Comes a Time (w/Shawn Colvin) > Tonight’s the Night > Powderfinger > Cinnamon Girl (w/Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield) > Only Love Can Break Your Heart (DeVotchKa) > Heart of Gold > Unknown Legend (Ben Ottewell) > Out on the Weekend (Joe Purdy) > Helpless > Ready for the Country
Encore (not Neil Young, but still terrific): Chest Fever