Nov 192010

Patti Smith, The Roots, and Pete Yorn are a few amongst the eclectic mix of artists slated to perform at a February 10 Neil Young tribute show at Carnegie Hall. The list also includes Living Colour, DeVotchKa, Shawn Colvin, Bettye LaVette, Aimee Mann, Keller Williams, Joan Osbourne, Cowboy Junkies, Mason Jennings, J Mascus, Larry Campbell and more.

The show, which will donate all net proceeds to various music and arts programs for disadvantaged youth, is the latest in a long list of tribute concerts produced by music industry entrepreneur Michael Dorf, perhaps best known to New Yorkers as the founder of the Knitting Factory and City Winery music venues. Other artists Dorf has honored in the series include Bob Dylan, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., and others. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $140, are available here, and you can check out the event’s official site here.

As for what’s on tap the night of the show, it’s anyone’s guess what covers the artists may perform, but from the videos below, it looks like Pete Yorn may be partial to “Don’t Cry No Tears” and Patti Smith may want to take on “Helpless”.

Pete Yorn – Don’t Cry No Tears (Neil Young cover)
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Patti Smith – Helpless (Neil Young cover)

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