Nils Lofgren Says Recording With Neil Young & Crazy Horse Is 'Surreal'
Nils Lofgren is over the moon at the chance to perform again with his greatest musical mentor, Neil Young. Lofgren, who made his bones on Young's early albums, is now a full member of Crazy Horse, having replaced the retired guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro and now plays alongside the Horse's bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina.
Young announced the first new Crazy Horse album since 2012's Psychedelic Pill posting on his official website (NeilYoungArchives.com) "We believe we have a great Crazy Horse album, one to stand alongside Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Sleeps With Angels, Psychedelic Pill and all the others. Untitled at the moment, our Crazy Horse album with Nils, Ralphie and Billy stands as one of the most diverse albums I have ever made and I can’t wait for you to hear it. . . Soon you will be hearing it too! We plan to tour in support of this album and hope to see you all there. We all hope there will be more."
Nils Lofgren shed light on how the recent Crazy Horse revival began to gain steam: "We just recently played in Winnipeg in the beginning of February, did a couple more shows there, it was a real homecoming for Neil. He was talking about maybe some shows later in the year and then out of the blue he came up with an idea to get us together and start kicking around some new songs he had and see what happens. So, it's all kind of surreal. As always, he's got a new batch of great songs. . . It's funny, I think it's May 16 and 17, is 50 years ago I walked on them at the Cellar Door (in Washington, D.C.) on their first tour -- Crazy Horse, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere."