Crazy Horse’s Americana tour is now underway, and rather than focusing on the album, Neil, Poncho, Billy and Ralph seem to be following the usual pattern of testing out a lot of as-yet-unheard material. One song will be of particular interest to Canadians. For the moment, simply entitled “Ontario,” it’s an ode to Young’s home province, possibly inspired by his experience making his latest cinematic collaboration with Jonathan Demme, Neil Young Journeys.
Although not quite in the same league as some of Young’s great autobiographical numbers such as “Helpless” or “Don’t Be Denied,” ”Ontario” could also possibly stem from Young’s reflections while working on his book, Waging Heavy Peace, due out later this year. If there’s a soundtrack to it, this song would be track 1.
Here is evidently the first recording of “Ontario,” from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, Aug. 5. Thanks to the anonymous taper.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Ontario”