For more than half a decade, Neil Young has entertained the masses with his unique style that mixes country, rock, and folk music. He has a vast and storied career, which has included being part of the hit super group, Cosby, Stills, Young, and Nash. He also has a large number of unreleased song material, which he intends to release sporadically. This archive has been in existence since 1988 and is said to contain multiple albums worth of tracks.
Perhaps his two best early songs are Heart of Gold and Old Man. The former is a personal ballad that features his signature, harmonica playing, and sustained vocal crooning. Old Man is a similar emotional tune with lyrics that talk about his personal connection with an elderly farmer. Despite these tracks being released relatively early in his career, they continue to become popular with audiences even after decades of other Young’s released work.
He has currently released over 50 studio albums and continues to churn out new material. He has been awarded a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in his career as a musician. He has also been inducted into Canada’s Hall of Fame. Paste magazine has named Neil Young the second greatest living songwriter. He lost out the number one spot to Bob Dylan.
Young is also well known for his charitable endeavors. He helped to found Farm Aid, a benefit concert organisation that has been ongoing for more than 30 years. These concerts have hosted some of the biggest music stars in history, including the likes of David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Who. Despite the fact that Young has since retired from the organisation, it continues to thrive and raise money for communities throughout the United States of America. Neil Young is surely a music legend to be proud of.