The paintings created onstage during Neil Young‘s three-hour ‘Continental Tour’ shows are to be sold to raise money for the Bridge School, his wife Pegi’s longtime project to help children with physical and speech impediments.
A catalogue of the paintings that have been created during Neil Young’s shows by painter (and roadie) Eric Johnson is to be created and they will be auctioned in the near future.
Check back to www.uncut.co.uk for details as we get them.
Johnson’s paintings, some featuring landscapes, some featuring just letters like ‘N’ have been a talking point throughout the tour dates so far, with the artist painting in the background while Young rocks out.
Johnson a longtime road manager also looks after the 50+ instruments used on Young’s tour said in an interview with The Times newspaper: “Yes, it is a lot to do, but I love my job. It’s a thrill to work for Neil. Now he’s asked me to paint every night; the thing I am most passionate about in my life.”
To see the paintings, click here for neilyoung.com where a selection have been made available to view.
Neil Young’s returns to London’s Hammersmith Apollo for his final two UK shows tonight and tomorrow (March 14 and 15).
See Uncut’s reviews of previous ‘Continental Tour’ UK shows here:
Damien Love’s review of the first UK date at Edinburgh Playhouse / John Mulvey’s review of the London Hammersmith Apollo First Night show / UNCUT editor Allan Jones’ review of London Hammersmith Apollo Second Night / Rob Hughes’ review of the first Manchester Apollo show
If you were at any of the shows use the comments button beneath the reviews to let us know what you thought… and if you’re going to any of the remaining London shows what do you want to see unearthed from the legendary singer’s songbook?
Pic credit: PA Photos