November 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm
In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album PRAIRIE WIND with old friends and family members.
After the successful operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together friends and family for this special performance. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD is filmmaker Jonathan Demme’s intimate musical portrait of that night.
Young’s music provides an emotionally rich view into the unique artist’s relationship to family, friends, mortality and the passage of time. He is accompanied on stage by many long time musical companions, including country star Emmylou Harris, wife Pegi Young and band leader/ steel guitarist Ben Keith.