Keller Williams, The Roots, Patti Smith Confirmed for Neil Young Tribute
Patti Smith, Living Colour, DeVotchKa, Shawn Colvin, Bettye LaVette, Bebel Gilberto, Aimee Mann, Keller Williams, The Roots, Joan Osborne, Cowboy Junkies, Mason Jennings, J Mascis and Pete Yorn are among the initial acts confirmed for an upcoming Neil Young tribute. The show will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall on February 10, 2011. A house band featuring Larry Campbell will back many of the evening’s guests. The event is the latest of City Winery/Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf’s all-star benefit tributes.
“Our decision to honor the music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall generated instant, tremendous feedback,” Dorf said in a statement. “We’ve already sold a significant number of tickets and premium packages, and we can’t wait to share this incredible evening of music. Another sell-out crowd will bring the cumulative total donated by the series up to a half-million dollars.”
Dorf honored Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M. and The Who at previous events. 100% of the net proceeds from the concert will be given to six music education non-profits: The American Symphony Orchestra Music Notes, Church Street School of Music, Young Audiences, Music Unites All-Youth Choir, The Pinwheel Project and FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools).