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Broken Arrow performs Neil Young

May 15, 2014
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

From staff reports

WINTERSVILLE -The local band Broken Arrow will perform a tribute to Neil Young, set to begin at 9 p.m. May 24 at Zalinski's Family Eatery and Pub, 547 Cadiz Road.

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.

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Broken Arrow will be performing a tribute to Neil Young, set to begin at 9 p.m. May 24 at Zalinski’s Family Eatery and Pub, 547 Cadiz Road. Tickets in advance are $5 at the door; or call bandleader Mike Styer at (740) 535-1291. Tickets also are available from the band members. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10. — Contributed

"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.

Hailed as one of the greatest bands of the 1960s, Buffalo Springfield melded rock with folk, country and Latin influences.

OrPowered 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," he said.

Broken Arrow includes Ray Morgan on vocals and guitar; Styer on vocals, guitar and harmonica; Merv Eddy, pedal steel guitar; Jimmy George, bass guitar; and George Vein, drums. Augmenting the band that evening will be 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 will be on sale at the door for $5. For information, call (740) 535-1291.

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