Neil Young + Stray Gators :: Tuscaloosa

Intentional or not, Neil Young picked a rather poignant time to release a live album recorded in Alabama—and given his prickly history with the state (and with the South at large), Tuscaloosa feels like it’s arriving in the same way that so much of Shakey’s career has: just when we need it.

Neil Young :: Songs for Judy

Even if bootleg hunters already know this stuff backward and forward, Songs For Judy is an essential addition to the official canon. It captures Young in brilliantly loose form, rambling but righteous, a fine companion to Neil’s other recent solo acoustic ’76 vault release, Hitchhiker. An artist at his peak. Or at least one of his peaks, anyway.

Tillman Sings ‘Tonight’s The Night’

Josh Tillman takes on Tonight’s The Night, Neil Young’s dark night of the soul, in its entirety…

Recorded in 2010.

“Well, late at night, when the people were gone, he used to pick up my guitar. And sing a song in a shaky voice that was real as the day was long.”