Neil Young Does Carnegie Hall

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Neil Young, one-quarter of the famous folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, began a four night gig at Carnegie Hall this week. Playing a solo acoustic show on both nights one and two, Young used a variety of guitars set up on stage. He also performed some numbers while accompanying himself on the piano.

Tried and true hits like Harvest Moon, Southern Man, Heart of Gold, Old Man and After the Gold Rush rounded out the set list--just four of many songs performed both evenings thus far.

Neil Young joined Crosby, Stills & Nash back in 1969 and fast became known for his harmony and his high tenor singing voice. A former member of the band Buffalo Springfield, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice--once as a solo artist in 1995 and again as part of Buffalo Springfield just two years later.

Young's fans range in age from old hippies and even some rather conservative types to teenagers. His music is legendary and his persona is right up there with the music. Sporting long locks even at 68 years old, he has never given up on the 1970s, and still looks like a part of its culture.

Neil Young pens a online newspaper called the Neil Young Times that keeps fans apprised of his thoughts, beliefs and concert dates.

New Yorkers are no doubt rocking out for a third night in a row to Neil Young at Carnegie Hall. What a perfect place for this rock legend to perform.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.