Dave Matthews Honors Neil Young at Grammy Week Ceremony
Dave Matthews made a surprise appearance at Village Studios in Los Angeles last night during a Grammy Week celebration of Neil Young. Matthews took the stage to honor the singer-songwriter with renditions of “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “My My, Hey Hey” and the traditional folk song “Rye Whiskey” The ceremony—which saw Young receive an award for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music—was put on by the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers wing.
Young used his acceptance speech to lament the rise of inferior digital sound, which he hopes will one-day be replaced by a higher-fidelity format. He also announced that Pono, the high fidelity audio service that he has been working on for some time, will finally be unveiled at the South by Southwest festival this March in Austin, TX.
Young and his band Crazy Horse are in the running for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album at this year’s ceremony, which will be broadcast this Sunday on CBS.