While concert audiences are looking different these days, Neil Young played a show in front of the most intimate crowd since the beginning of the pandemic. His barnyard animals.
Young has been giving a series of performances for a digital audience called the Fireside Session during the COVID-19 pandemic. He just released a new video, shot by his wife Daryl Hannah, where he opted for a different setting than his usual fireside.
Venturing out to his barnyard, Neil Young performed on an acoustic guitar in front of his chickens, horses, and his alpaca named Lazlo.
The set saw Young perform classics such as “Harvest,” “Old Man,” and “Tumbleweed.”
While not the usual make up of the crowd, the jubilant set had everyone in high spirits with the chickens bopping around to Young’s music. You can watch his performance right now on his Neil Young Archives website.
In related news, Young announced the long-awaited release of his album Homegrown. The album was originally recorded in 1974 and early 1975 intending to serve as a bridge between his albums Harvest and Comes A Time. However, Young decided to scrap the record and instead released his album Tonight’s the Night.
Young fans have been patiently waiting for the day Homegrown will get released and on June 19 they’ll finally be able to pick it up.
The record features contributions from a star-studded list of musicians including Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, and more.
To support the release, Young shared the track “Try,” which you can listen to above.