Earlier this week, Neil Young announced the launch of the new Fireside Sessions online concert series, which will see the veteran rocker sharing filmed performances from his home in Telluride, CO as the live side of the industry remains shut down for the coming months. Young kicked off the online performance initiative on Thursday, as he and wife Daryl Hannah put together a six-song solo acoustic session video which was shared to the guitarist’s Neil Young Archives website.
The 29-minute performance starts outside where Young begins playing while surrounded by the falling snowflakes during a take on one of his earliest original tunes, “Sugar Mountain”. Young’s harmonica is stationed nearby via a makeshift holder which he utilizes without breaking strum.
The guitarist then asks the camera, “Okay that’s enough, right?” before taking the performance inside to continue the set with a notable bust-out and solo debut of “Little Wing” (First Time Played since 1977), “Love Art Blues” (FTP since 2008), and “Vampire Blues”, marking his first solo take on the song since 1974. The fireside performance came to a close following the performances of “Tell Me Why” and “Razor Love”.
Fans can head to the Neil Young Archives website to watch the performance in full.
last night we put up the 1st fireside session
It’s there now, in the hearse theater & free for all
lots of love pic.twitter.com/NNgPSql97O
— Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) March 20, 2020