Bettye Lavette at Highline Ballroom (more by Jacob Blickenstaff )
Bettye Lavette

A quick reminder that one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, Neil Young, will be celebrated at Carnegie Hall in two days (2/10) as part of a benefit for music & arts programs of underpriviledged youth. The bill is beyond diverse, featuring The Roots, Nada Surf, Glen Hansard, DeVotchka, J Mascis and Bettye Lavette just to name a few of the twenty+ that are on board. "100% of the net proceeds from this event" will benefit charities like Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York, so pick up your tickets with a clear conscious!

Meanwhile, quite a few of the Neil Young-tribute artists have recently been or will be very active. Glen Hansard recently played City Winery and the Doveman show at LPR. Patti Smith & Jesse Smith are scheduled to play the Tibet benefit at Carnegie Hall in March. When Questlove of The Roots isnt going to see Prince or spinning at Brooklyn Bowl, he can be found on Jimmy Fallon. Nada Surf recently played Mercury Lounge and Rock Shop. DeVotchKa will play Highline in March with El Mariachi Bronx. Juliana Hatfield & Evan Dando were just at Maxwell's and the Bell House. J Mascis has his upcoming tour with shows at Mercury Lounge and MHoW.

Ben Ottewell of Gomez plays the Neil Young event and an early solo show at Mercury Lounge the next day.

And last, but certainly not least, Bettye Lavette, besides paying tribute to the great rock'n roll patriarch from the North, also has quite a NYC residency in the spring when she'll set up shop at Cafe Carlyle from 5/24 - 6/3 (no shows on 5/29, 5/30). Ticketing info is forthcoming, but all tour dates, the full Neil Young Tribute lineup and some videos are below...


Michael Dorf Presents: The Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall
Thursday, February 10th, 2010

A tribute concert featuring 20 artists benefiting music & arts programs for underprivileged youth
Patti Smith & Jesse Smith • The Roots • Nada Surf
Cowboy Junkies • Juliana Hatfield & Evan Dando
Bettye LaVette • Shawn Colvin • Bebel Gilberto
Aaron Neville • The Wood Brothers • Keller Williams
Joan Osborne • Jakob Dylan • J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) • Glen Hansard • Mason Jennings • DeVotchKa
Ben Ottewell (of Gomez) • Pete Yorn • Joe Purdy
Larry Cambell in the house band.

This is just some of the 20+ artists to be announced! (subject to change)

Bettye Lavette - Let Me Down Easy

Bettye Lavette - He Made a Woman Out Of Me

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

Neil Young Old Man live in '71

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