STEUBENVILLE -The local band Broken Arrow will perform a tribute to Neil Young, set to begin at 8:30 p.m. March 22 at Froehlich's Classic Corner, 510 Washington St.
An evening of great and timeless music featuring the songs of Young will fill the venue and celebrate his legacy, according to bandleader Mike Styer.
"In addition to Young's solo output, Broken Arrow also will pay tribute to Buffalo Springfield, Young's first band that included Stephen Stills, Ritchie Furay, fellow Canadian Bruce Palmer and Dewy Martin in 1966," said Styer.
TO PERFORM – Broken Arrow will perform a tribute to Neil Young, set to begin at 8:30 p.m. March 22 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner, 510 Washington St. Tickets in advance are $8 by calling Froehlich’s Classic Corner at (740) 283-9901; or Styer at (740) 535-1291. Tickets also are available from the band members. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10. - Contributed
Hailed as one of the greatest bands of the 1960s, Buffalo Springfield melded rock with folk, country and Latin influences. Powered by the lead guitars of Stills and Young; great songwriting by Stills, Young and Furay; and vocals by three lead singers, the group broke new ground, according to Styer.
"During the show, Broken Arrow also will acknowledge Young's contemporaries, Crosby, Stills and Nash," Styer continued. "With influences from the Springfield - Stills - the Byrds - Crosby - and the Hollies - Nash - the group released a hugely successful first album. The trio soon added Young to the mix and released the classic album, 'Deja Vu.'"
Other musicians figured into Neil Young's music, but none quite as powerful as Crazy Horse, his backing band for decades, Styer said.
"They backed him up with a raw and ragged glory on songs such as 'Down by the River' and 'Cinnamon Girl.' Broken Arrow will perform many classic songs of Neil Young and Crazy Horse."
Broken Arrow includes Ray Morgan on vocals and guitar; Styer on vocals, guitar and harmonica; Merve Eddy, pedal steel guitar; Mark Koslic, bass guitar; and George Vein, drums. Augmenting the band that evening will be keyboardist Jimmy George and Styer's daughter, Shelby Styer, who will add vocals.
The band's latest album, "Brothers of the Six String," will be available at the concert. Tickets in advance are $8 by calling Froehlich's Classic Corner at (740) 283-9901; or Styer at (740) 535-1291. Tickets also are available from the band members. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10.