Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium by Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Carl Gorodetsky and the Nashville String Machine. As previously reported, the Aug. 18-19 shows will be taped for a concert film by director Jonathan Demme.
Sources say the shows are expected to encompass a complete performance of Young’s new album, “Prairie Wind,” due Sept. 27 via Reprise. As on the record, the artist will be backed at the Ryman by keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith, drummer Chad Cromwell, percussionist Karl Himmel and bassist Rick Rosas.
A small amount of tickets will likely be available to the general public closer to the date of the event. Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters and on DVD, but no schedule has yet been announced.
At deadline, the only other shows on Young’s schedule are a Sept. 18 appearance at Farm Aid outside Chicago and Oct. 29-30 at his annual Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco. However, sources say the artist is mulling a handful of other dates in the fall.