Canadian Band The Sheepdogs Cover Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’
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Canadian rock and roll band The Sheepdogs covered Neil Young’s 1972 classic hit “Old Man” and it’s as beautiful and amazing as you’d expect. First of all, we love the whole laid-back atmosphere and how they’re really just jamming out. It’s pretty faithful to the original version but they added a bit of their own flavor to it.
The band wrote, “We first heard about Massey Hall because of Neil Young’s 1971 concert album at the historic venue.”
The Sheepdogs formed in 2004 and they were actually the first unsigned act to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Their blues-rock style was influenced by Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Stevie Wonder.
“We love the music of the ’70s, and everything that influenced the music of the ’70s,” drummer Sam Corbett said in a 2018 interview. “R&B, jazz, soul, country, early rock, ’60s psychedelic, folk, they’re all part of ’70s rock, and they’re all a part of our sound as well.”
Meanwhile, Neil Young’s “Old Man” was originally featured on his album “Harvest.” It only peaked at #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but it became one of his best known songs.