Neil Young has become the latest musician to bring the live music stage to an online platform as thousands of people remain in self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to his hugely popular ‘Neil Young Archives’ website, the iconic musician performed a six-song set which has been dubbed the ‘Fireside Session’. The home solo show was directed by his wife, Daryl Hannah, and held at their Telluride, Colorado home.
“I hope you’re doing well,” Young said to the camera after an immediate performance of ‘Sugar Mountain’ while perched next to a fire. “And I hope everything is OK in your house and I hope you have a place to be where you’re with your loved ones.”
“Happy to have you hang with us for a little while,” Young and Hannah wrote one the archives website. “It’s pretty rough around the edges, as any down-home/low tech slow interwebs production could be. … Hope you enjoy. Take care. Sending love and we’ll try to keep ’em coming.”
The performance was packed with Young rarities, most prominently a rendition of 1977 Hawkes & Doves effort ‘Little Wing’ which marks the first time Young has performed the song without his band the Ducks.
Elsewhere, Young performed a rendition of Homegrown song ‘Love/Art Blues’ for the first time in over 20 years, along with ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘Razor Love’ and ‘Vampire Blues’.