Neil Young has christened his new studio album “Prairie Wind,” which will be released as a CD/DVD package Sept. 20 via Reprise. “The DVD shows us recording the whole record,” the artist writes on his As first reported here, Young will also be the subject of a concert film to be shot during several performances next month at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The project will be directed by Jonathan Demme (“Stop Making Sense,” “The Silence of the Lambs”).
And while full touring plans have yet to be confirmed, Young is set to appear at the annual Farm Aid benefit concert Sept. 18 in Tinley Park, Ill., which will feature performances from Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Wilco and new addition Kenny Chesney.
Young will also perform at his long-running Bridge School fundraiser Oct. 29-30 in Mountain View, Calif.
Finally, the artist’s site says his next major project will be the release of “Archives Vol. 1” on a yet-to-be-announced date. Young has been conceptualizing the release of material from his extensive vaults for decades, and the project has frequently come and gone from release schedules over the years.