Neil Young made his first post-pandemic live appearance on Saturday (February 25th) in Victoria, BC at the United for Old Growth Rally. The Canadian Press reported Young, along with wife Daryl Hannah, took the stage at the logging protest rally at the British Columbia legislature.
Young, who due to Covid, has stayed far away from the concert stage has not played live since 2019. Supporting himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica, Young performed two classic tunes — the title track to his 1978 album Comes A Time and his 1972 chart-topper, "Heart Of Gold."
Neil Young feels that through his songs he's completely free to voice his opinions and observations regarding the state of the world: ["I find the things I'm thinking of and singing of, they're the things that matter to me. Not that in the past it wasn't like that; now, that I've gotten older, the things that matter to me are more focused. Things where I feel I can use my power and my skills as an artist, and as a crafter of records, or whatever. That I could say things and people might hear them that they normally wouldn't hear."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . normally wouldn't hear)