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Published: 2013/03/14

Marco Benevento, David Hidalgo, The London Souls Honor Neil Young with Soulive

Marco Benevento, David Hidalgo, The London Souls and The Shady Horns joined Soulive last night for the fifth installment of this year’s Bowlive at the Brooklyn Bowl. The Shady Horns didn’t waste any time as they hopped on stage for the first song and never left for the duration of the show. Benevento made his appearance three songs in and stuck around for the remainder of the first set, which included renditions of The Beatles’ “Revolution,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” and a killer set-ending take on Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean.”

Hidalgo took the stage during the second song on set two, a cover of Traffic’s “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring”. This was followed by Los Lobos’ “Dream In Blue,” which segued into Hendrix’s “3rd Stone From the Sun.” The band then closed out the set with Hendrix’s “Stone Free” before making a (very rare) foray into Grateful Dead territory with “West L.A. Fadeaway.”

However the highlight of the night was the encore, which saw all of the evening’s guests—including opening act the London Souls—come out for what appeared to be a kind of Neil Young tribute. The group got started with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Ohio” before going into Young’s “Down By The River” (with Benevento including a funky tease of Bill Wither’s “Use Me”). The show then wrapped up with a fantastic take on Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.”

Bowlive will continue tonight with special guests John Medeski and Bill Evans.

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