In keeping with its artist billing, All Roads Lead Home is not a Neil Young and Crazy Horse album in the usual sense of the word. Rather than a group effort whereby the four-piece band
Nils Lofgren has his hands full. Not only has he recently released a new solo CD called Old School but he is preparing to hit the highway with his E Street band-mates on a highly anticipated tour. “We’re starting rehearsals,” Lofgren said before our interview last month while he was in New Jersey.
Grumpy-Old-Pissed-Off-Man might have been a more apt title for Nils Lofgren’s newest solo album, Old School. He bluntly comes out and says as much via the title tracks first verse:
Firmly ensconced for fifteen years now as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Nils Lofgren has never abandoned the solo career he was nurturing when Neil Young asked him to play on After the Gold Rush. The two rockers have built an abiding relationship over time and it continues to this day in the form of The Loner: Nils Sings Neil.
Nils Lofgren, guitarist of Bruce