Neil Young and Stephen Stills joined forces to perform at the Light Up the Blues concert hosted by Stills. The event aimed to generate funds for Autism Speaks. Young had made a short appearance at an environmental rally in Canada in February, but this was his first public performance in four years.
The concert also featured performances by Promise of the Real, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, Sharon Van Etten, Chris Stills, and Lukas Nelson, both of whom are the sons of Stephen Stills and Willie Nelson, respectively
Neil Young and Stephen Stills hadn’t performed together since 2018’s Light Up the Blues event, but Stills recently revealed that they have been playing together on a weekly basis. Additionally, Graham Nash appeared in a video message to acknowledge the loss of David Crosby and a 2013 performance of “Guinnevere” was played. Stephen Stills, Chris Stills, and James Raymond Crosby later performed “Wooden Ships.”
Young and Stills performed an 11-song set, including songs from Young’s solo career, one CSNY song, and five Buffalo Springfield songs. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real backed them up, while Walsh joined in on the last song. They ended the night with “Long May You Run.” You can watch some of the performances below. Young is also scheduled to perform at Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday concert in Los Angeles next weekend.