Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana

Neil Young over the years has shifted back and forth between performing and recording as a solo artist or as part of a band.  This time his artistic expression has veered back to the comfort of a band.  For the first time in nine years, Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampedro have recorded an album together. It feels and sounds right. Organic and natural just like the music they have decided to record. Like the title of the album would lead one to guess, the eleven songs on the album are covers of classic American folk songs. Hey, do what you do best, right? “Oh Suzanna”, “God Save the Queen”, “Clementine”, and “This Land is Your Land”. Taking some of the strongest songs from the entire history of American songs they have created a tapestry celebrating the American people. Some of the more politically slanted songs seem apropos for what the country is going through right now. That makes the songs as impact as they always were hundreds of years ago. While none of the member of the band are great musicians, what they do have that not many other bands do it passion. They play the songs with lots of enthusiasm and zeal. Not satisfied with simply covering the songs the lads bring their own sensibilities to the tunes. Some new life into some old songs.

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