Thursday, October 17, 2013

Neil Young to be honored by The Recording Academy

Neil Young will be honored for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music by The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing in January as it celebrates its seventh annual Grammy Week event.

"The efforts of the P&E Wing continue to raise awareness about the importance of sound quality and the preservation and integrity of recorded music," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to a musical icon who has been tireless in his own efforts to draw attention to the importance of hearing music as the artists who created it intended, and who has continually set precedents of excellence within the music community. The contributions of Neil Young are innumerable, as is his incomparable body of work, and we look forward to an unforgettable evening with this legendary artist."

The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Village Studios in West Los Angeles.

As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2014 honoree, Young joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Al Schmitt, and Jerry Wexler. For more than four decades, he has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity, and his achievements have been matched by his unwavering humanitarianism. In recognition of his influential accomplishments and charitable endeavors, Young was honored as the MusiCares® Person of the Year in 2010.

Grammy Week culminates with the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014, airing live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

On October 26 and 27, Neil will host his 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Young organizes the annual acoustic-based shows, which raise funds for the Bridge School, a facility that develops and uses advanced technologies to aid in the instruction of children with disabilities; it was founded in 1986 by Pegi Young and Jim Forderer, with help from Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. The first benefit concert, in 1986, raised the money necessary to start the school, which opened in ’87.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young will headline this year’s event, which will also see performances by Queens Of The Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, The Killers (Sat Oct 26 only), Diana Krall, fun., Heart, and Jenny Lewis.

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