Asheville represented at Sunday night's mindblowing Neil Young solo show in Spartanburg. I saw Missy from Luella's, Rebecca from Mountain Xpress, Mary Ellen from Menage...
About 3000 of us experienced rock and roll communion with Neil Young. Unforgettable.
Pics from Ken Toney Photography:
Setlist here from sugarmtn.org:
"My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)" / "Tell Me Why" / "Helpless" / "You Never Call" / "Peaceful Valley" / "Love And War" / "Down By The River" / "Hitchhiker" / "Ohio" / "Sign Of Love" / "Leia" / "After The Gold Rush" / "I Believe In You" / "Rumblin'" / "Cortez The Killer" / "Cinnamon Girl"
(Encore)// "Heart Of Gold" / "Old Man" / "Walk With Me"
My impression is that most there are on board with me that Young's facemelting, emotional version of "Cortez the Killer" was a highlight of an unforgettable show. Young moved effortlessly from VH1 singer-songwriter mode with acoustic guitar to hard, feedback-heavy rock and roll in full-on Crazy Horse mode.
He played the hits and wasn't going through the motions.
WNCW favorite Bert Jansch, an amazing acoustic guitarist stuck with the thankless job of opening for a towering rock and roll talent, was also great.
Thanks Bert and Neil for an unforgettable night.