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Neil's new album The Monsanto Years out in June
Neil's busy again this summer and his new album The Monsanto Years will be out June 16th and features Promise of the Real a band which features Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Michah Nelson.  After the album's release Young and his new band will embark on a tour including festival gigs here in Ontario in the Oro-Medonte area called WhyHome Festival which also features Sam Smith, Hozier and The Sheepdogs (just to name a few).  You may have heard that Neil and his young band debuted several new songs...
She is Legend. Mavis Staples with Ry Cooder
With all the talk in tribute to B.B. King lately, I've been immersed in some blues, not the least of which is the music of the legendary Chicago born Mavis Staples – a member of the Staples Singers (her family band which was huge in the 60s and 70s gospel circuit, led by Pops Staples and featuring daughters Mavis, Yvonne, Cleotha, and son Pervis).  Mavis Staples performed at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors, singing in tribute to Paul McCartney. In 2011, she won her first Grammy for Best Americana...

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