Neil's roots are deep country, proudly reflecting his early years growing up on the family farm in part of the now slowly disappearing tobacco heartland of southwestern Ontario.

From tumbleweeds drifting along old Route 66 and flashy 1950's convertibles, to rusted out flatbed trucks and walking down railroad tracks, it is hard not to picture Johnny Cash here. Even more so with Neil's self-effacing western lilt and a soft southern drawl influenced in part during his teens while toiling in summer sun-baked Southern Ontario tobacco fields alongside his co-workers from the Carolina's and Georgia.

Neil was a nominee in the 2008 and 2012 Hamilton Music Awards.

Bobby Lawson, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member, says this about Neil's debut CD "No Looking Back":

"A great CD, these are eleven great songs, beautifully written and sung. Neil puts his all in these songs, from the heart and from the soul. I recommend this CD and Neil w Young to everyone who likes it country."

Christian Lamitschka, Country Home - Germany’s Premier Country Music Magazine, writes of Neil's debut album “No Looking Back”:

"Some dreams come thru really late, but then when it happens, the joy is much bigger. And even the man is over 50, he has the energy of a 25 year old. His songs have an honesty that hasn't been heard in a long time.

Marc Bristol co-editor of Duvall, Washington based Blue Suede News writes the following review of Neil's second album "What Difference Will It Make":

"This is the OTHER Canadian Neil Young! In the back booklet photo he bears a vague resemblance to Dennis Hopper, and he also appears to have some First Nations blood, which also is reflected in the grooves to his songs. While Neil says he’s stepping out of the Country mold his previous CD was cast in, there are still some songs that have Country feel, such as the intro to “The Eyes Tell You Everything,” with acoustic guitar, fiddle and added surface noise as though it were an old record. It is more of a Rock album, but “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” is a Rockabilly song, and “Rock And Roll Will Never Die” is straight ahead Rock’n’Roll. “The Tunnel Of Love And Bumper Cars” has a carnival theme, with old time Rock’n’Roll sax. “Is There No One?” is a nice slow dance number with a little Swamp Pop feel. There’s even a little Bluegrass feel on “For Old Time’s Sake.” Neil is joined by some well traveled and much lauded musicians on the CD, and he’s also included a Christmas song from a 2010 single. He closes the song on the title tune, sounding a bit like a Leonard Cohen song."

Neil is a Western Ontario Secondary School Honor Athlete and graduate of Burford District High School and graduate of Waterloo Lutheran University/Waterloo College now known as Wilfred Laurier University.

Prior to embarking on a late in life second career as a singer / songwriter, musician and author Neil enjoyed a successful 35-year entrepreneurial business career.

Neil w Young & The Legendary Bear Creek Band: Ray Lyell - guitars, keyboard, harmonica, kazoo, harmony vocals; Gary Borden - lead guitar; Ken Baird - piano; Steve Petrie - pedal steel guitar and fiddle; Mike DeBenedictis - bass guitar; Roger Banks - drums; Paula Tessaro - co-vocalist.

Guest musicians: Anne Lindsay - fiddle; Randal Hill - mandolin, banjo; Gary Ashthorpe - piano; David Rodenburg - sax; Glenn Higgins - sax


Neil's web site is available for the more curious: neilwyoung-website



I Don't Wanna Lose You
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. A collab with fellow artists Steve April and Stan Laber.

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What Difference Will It Make
Title track from my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available on iTunes and at CDBaby.com.

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The Tunnel of Love and Bumper Cars
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available on iTunes and at CDBaby.com.

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No Looking Back
The title track from my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

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For Old Times' Sake
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Is There No One
From my album "What Difference Will It Make" available at iTunes and at CDBaby.com

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There's Just The One And Only You
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com. One of my first songs - written while in high school in 1959 about a girl I was sweet on at the time ... we were married five years later.

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Love Song
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Why It All Turned Out This Way
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Ride
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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The Eyes Tell You Everything
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Contemporary Country
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The Restless Wind
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Just Like Clark Gable and Carole Lombard
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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All Through The Night
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Rock and Roll Will Never Die
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Roots Rock
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The Cowboy Song
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Shining White Eyes
From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Got Nothin' To Lose
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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You Just Turned My Life Around
Sharing vocals with me the beautiful and talented Paula Tessaro comes in on the third verse taking the song to a new level. It is on my debut CD album No Looking Back released in August 2007. Available at iTunes and CDBaby.com

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New Country
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I Got My Ragtop Down
From my debut CD album "No Looking Back" released August 2007 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Rockabilly
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The Price of Freedom
Written in 1986, recorded a couple of times the latest on my sophomore CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released in July 2012 ... posted again on IAC on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. From my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" released July 2012 available at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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That's What Christmas Means To Me


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Black Velvet Lace

12/10/2014 2:32:31 PM
Neil, I've managed to delete my old version of Behind Blue Eyes and lost all of the link connections to stations that have it added. Is there ANY way IAC can reimport my old song and reestablish the links????

~Lace


James Stanley Howen

11/28/2014 5:00:10 AM
Best Holiday wishes for you Cowboy!


Neil w Young

1/6/2014 9:20:03 PM
No, it's not over Roy ... we push on and move forward. It's a long road.

Peace.


Roy Muniz

4/22/2013 9:07:36 AM
I met a true friend in you here Mr. Young. Darkened minds with business follies rearly look at the human side. You made me proud, your efforts, your music, your words. It won't be the same here at IAC without your valued dignity. I know its not over, it just get better as we move on. peace and harmony Friend. roymunuiz


Jerry Kabat

3/19/2013 12:44:03 PM
Dang Neil....


Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/25/2012 2:59:09 PM
Merry Christmas to you as well Neil, and I wish you the very best in everything for 2013! Especially with health and music.

All the best my friend,

Vincenzo


Roy Muniz

4/22/2012 8:58:50 AM
Love the new tune Neil. You do that Rock and Roll justice as no one can (well a few)! Wishing you peace and wellness through Friendship and Song.
roymuniz


Dreamhenge

3/13/2012 3:36:11 PM
Havn't listened too much to your music yet, but I will, based on the integrity evident in your recent final communication in the role. Best Regards, and thanks for all your hard work and positive intent, Richard Montefiore


James Stanley Howen

3/2/2012 3:13:15 AM
Good Morning Cowboy,

I just stopped by for a visit.
I wanted to thank you for all your hard work at IAC Music.
Love your music singer/songwriter.
Lots of love, peace and respect my friend.

Jimmy


Chandra Moon

1/23/2012 2:30:04 PM
Hope you have a great 2012 Neil - thanks for your support and interest here at IAC


gabe stenziano

1/19/2012 11:44:00 AM
hi stopped for a listen. heard the clark gable song. nice vocal with harmony. the arrangement was unique and enjoyable. great listen. take care.


Roy Muniz

1/11/2012 3:00:33 AM
Neil, I hope your Holiday time was full of peace and relaxation. I was in the Denver Area this last month having fun. I hope this year is a special one for you because you do so much for all of us here. Thanks for that. Be well Sir. I'm listening, keep those hits coming. Best regards always songwriter.


SILVERWOODSTUDIO

12/31/2011 5:26:56 PM

All the best for 2012
to you and your family

Much respect from all of the silverwooders

Rob


Vincenzo Pandolfi

12/31/2011 6:53:36 AM
Felice Anno Nuovo Neil!

Ti auguro grande successo nel 2012!

Ciao,

Vincenzo


James Stanley Howen

12/22/2011 3:04:19 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR COWBOY FRO KELLY AND I.

 

       

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May 2015

Special thanks also to Brian West, founder and CEO of Boston Internet Radio and to general manager and DJ Papa Joe Fiske for showcasing Neil's songs on Papa Joe's "Spotlight on Fantastic Friends" show.

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A nominee in the 2008 Hamilton Music Awards for New Country Recording of the Year for his debut album "No Looking Back" and a nominee in the 2012 Hamilton Music Awards for Alt/Country Recording of the Year for his second album "What Difference Will It Make".

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Recipient in 2008 of the IAIA (International Academy of Independent Artists) Golden Kayak award for Best Country Song 2007 - "The Cowboy Song".

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Named as one of the “awesome indies” on the cover of the July 1, 2007 CASHBOX Magazine, two songs from my debut CD album reached #1 on the CASHBOX Country Chart.

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