Neil Young rocks out in Denver
Neil Young may not be so young. But, if age has done anything outside of taking away some of his hair, it has finely tuned his musicianship. Still a master on the guitar, piano and harmonica, Young rocked out a packed and pumped up Magness Arena at the University of Denver.
“That man can play his instruments!,” said one riled up fan walking out of the show.
Young raked in an over-40 crowd that seemed to transform back into a group of rebellious teenagers as they yelled, screamed, awed and gasped to song after song. But he has new fans, too. Plenty of young concertgoers were scattered throughout the crowd, and clearly knew his music.
Everest, who have toured with bands such as Wilco and Death Cab For Cutie, opened up the show with a more New Age sound. The Neville Brothers, billed as “New Orleans’ first family of funk,” came on second and sparked a funky fresh fire up under the crowd.
For many, it was a night of renewed love for a musician who changed rock 'n' roll forever. For others, it was chance to experience something that only their parents had the opportunity to see. It was truly an all ages show.