FOREVER YOUNG – musical tribute to Neil and Joni
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 · 8 – 11 pm
An INTIMATE, ACOUSTIC EVENING of NEIL YOUNG and JONI MITCHELL music.
– Nicole Gauthier performs the music of Joni
– Forever Young performs the music of Neil
Forever Young with special guest opener, Nicole Gauthier – A special show not to be missed!
This will be a rare, all acoustic show of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell music. The Blue Room is the perfect, intimate venue for this show!
The show will open with a set of Joni Mitchell songs by the amazingly talented, Nichole Gauthier.
After a short break Forever Young will perform an all acoustic set of Neil Young hits and deep cuts.
NICOLE GAUTHIER: solo, acoustic guitar, ukulele and vocals
Nicole is a member of the AWARD WINNING, unique, folk-rock quartet, How’s About Charlie based in Providence, RI. (www.howsaboutcharliemusic.com) They are known for their tight harmonies and soothing acoustic sound. Nicole is one of the main vocalists in the quartet and has a powerful voice that effortlessly and naturally is reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell. She will give you goosebumps as she plays through Mitchell’s deep cuts and hits.
Videos from show in 2023:
– “Big Yellow Taxi”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1xxkxqYDRE
– “Circle Game”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY35RJKZhKg
FOREVER YOUNG: the band
There may be a lot of Neil Young tribute shows popping up but there is only one FOREVER YOUNG-A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young! This band has Heart (of Gold) and a lot of (Mr) Soul! No other band replicates the passion and energy of Forever Young as they effortless transition through the multitude of Young’s styles and bands. No other band recreates the experience of a Neil Young show better. FOREVER YOUNG has been performing together for over 17 years, sold out many shows and won many awards. The band performs selections from Young’s Buffalo Springfield days all the way through to his current Promise of the Real era. Fans have told them that they “out Neil Neil”. They have the sound of Young’s Crazy Horse with the energy of Promise of the Real!
Forever Young takes you back, gets you singing and dancing!
Puts those Neil Young songs in your head to linger long after the show!
The talent of MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITERS and a MULTI-AWARD WINNING BAND channeling the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the instrumentation of Neil Young’s backing bands – Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, The Stray Gators, The International Harvesters, and Promise of the Real; performing their interpretations of Neil Young’s classic hits and rare gems.
Forever Young is the real deal-made up of award winning musicians with decades of performances under their belts. Their passion for the music shows in every song. Soaring guitar and violin solos as well as spine tingling harmonies are their trademark sound.
They don’t imitate, they EMULATE!
LEARN MORE & LISTEN:
– “Broken Arrow”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_1k_suo0Pc
– “Down By The River”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGukTiqXMSU
“Forever Young combines superb musicianship, great arrangements and a well-chosen set list of hits and rarities in finely saluting one of rock’s legends. They are also a lot of fun.”
-Patrick Norton, President, Narrows Center for the Arts; Fall River, MA
“On-stage, the band’s love of Neil’s music is palpable, something that is not lost on the audience. They don’t try to “be”? Neil, but rather “deliver”? Neil, and deliver they do!”
-The Greenwich Odeum
“How do you judge a tribute band? Perhaps the goal of such an act might be to make you forget they’re a tribute band. Their sound should be authentic, mirroring what you’d expect from the original band or artist. At their January 25th Greenwich Odeum show, the band re-created many Neil Young classics quite realistically, even down to Neil’s renown guitar feedback. Each member of this band contributes. On songs like “Needle and the Damage Done” and “Like a Hurricane, “Dan Lilley (guitar and vocals) sings with Neil’s primal intensity. Violinist and singer Amy Bedard leads of some of Neil’s more mellow tunes, including the classic “After the Gold Rush.” Pete Vendettuoli on lead guitar painstaking recreates Neil’s screaming solos, John Fuzek is the multi-talented instrumentalist who belts it out on “Hey Hey My My,” and bass player Sean Finnerty sings a sweet version of a really deep cut, “The Losing End.” Playing to a near-capacity crowd on a stormy night, the band rocked the house. They play throughout New England including a few RI shows a year. Highly recommended!”
-What’s Up Rhode Island
FOREVER YOUNG ACCOLADES:
– 2008 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
– 2010-13 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
– 2014 Limelight Music Awards Best Tribute Band
– 2009, 2016-18 Nominated for Best Cover/Tribute Band – Motif Music Award