Judy Muffin Astrid
The 3RD Annual LONG MAY YOU RUN salute to NEIL YOUNG was held at Highland Grounds on July 26, 1997.
Organized by Muffin [aka Jimmy Muffin] and Judy Toy, the show featured Neil's half-sister Astrid Young, RCA recording artist Dillon O'Brien and the cream of the local folk community.
VENUE: Highland Grounds HOSTS: Muffin and Judy
THE PERFORMERS (in order of appearance)
Steve Eckstein Electric Earl
Steve Eckstein - "Unknown Legend"
Electric Earl - "Southern Man"
Wendy Sue Rosloff Dan Janisch
Wendy Sue Rosloff - "Round and Round (It Won't Be Long)"
Dan Janisch - "Star of Bethlehem" and "Wrecking Ball"
Chris Laterzo Paul Inman
(taking a rare turn at piano)
Chris Laterzo - "Flying On the Ground Is Wrong" and "Don't Be Denied"
Paul Inman - "Expecting to Fly" (w/Judy) and "Harvest" (w/John of Losin' Brothers)
Dan Navarro Joseph Werner Muffin
Dan Navarro - "Birds" and "Cinnamon Girl"
Joseph Werner - "After the Gold Rush" (w/Muffin on guitar and second kazoo)
Muffin doubles on kazoo "Ask Astrid"
This year's show featured two "Ask Astrid" segments in which she answered questions from the audience about her famous brother. Most interesting revelation: Neil's middle name is Percival.
Judy Toy Judy Paul
Judy and Paul - "Sail Away," "Human Highway" and "Cowgirl In the Sand"
Barry Holdship The Bum Steers
(Taras Prodaniuk, Ed Tree and Mark Fosson)
Barry Holdship - "Out On the Weekend," "Long May You Run" and "Don't Cry No Tears"
Bum Steers - "I Was A Child," "The Needle & the Damage Done" and "Old Man" (w/Judy Toy)
The Young Muffins Dillon O'Brien
Young Muffins (Muffin & Astrid with Rob Hurd on guitar, Frank Salemmo on drums and Ron Yeager on bass) - "Roll Another Number," "Down By the River" and "Rockin' In the Free World"
Dillon O'Brien - "Harvest Moon"
Erin McCaffrey Muffin Astrid Young
For her solo set, Astrid Young used the house piano and sang five of her brother's older songs, including "When You Dance I Can Really Love," "I Believe In You," "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and a room-hushing rendition of "On the Beach." Her set concluded with "Helpless," for which Erin McCaffrey and Muffin sang backup.
Tony Gilkyson Mark Insley D.J. Bonebrake
Mark Insley's band included Tony Gilkyson and D.J. Bonebrake, both formerly of the legendary Los Angeles band X. Taras Prodaniuk from Dwight Yoakam's band (behind Mark in the photo above) played bass. They did "The Losing End (When You're On)," "For the Turnstyles" and "Vampire Blues." Mark's baritone brought a whole new sound to Neil's songs.
Astrid Devitt Feeley
Devitt Feeley's set closed out the show. He sang "Tell Me Why" with help from Astrid, then "Dance Dance Dance" solo.
Judy Muffin Astrid
For the finale, Judy and Muffin joined Devitt and Astrid for rousing renditions of "Ohio" and "Comes A Time."
GIF of flyer for this show
PREVIOUS SHOW (1996)
Last year's show was held at Jacks Sugar Shack. Astrid brought along her pal Nancy Wilson from Heart.
(This year's "surprise guest" cancelled at the last minute, but nobody seemed to notice.)
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