The Daily Cut: Neil Young “Southern Man”

Neil Young: “Southern Man”

ALBUM: After the Gold Rush

YEAR: 1970

WRITER: Neil Young

Never released as a single, but a regular presence on rock radio.

Neil Young has never been one to hold back what he’s feeling from his songwriting, and “Southern Man” is certainly no exceeption to that. Current E Street band guitarist Nils Lofgren played piano on the recording when he was 19. He shares his thoughts on hearing the song’s lyrics during the recording process.  Neil Young has never been one to hold back what he’s feeling from his songwriting, and “Southern Man” is certainly no exceeption to that. Current E Street band guitarist Nils Lofgren played piano on the recording when he was 19. He shares his thoughts on hearing the song’s lyrics during the recording process.

The E Street Band’s Nils Lofgren, who played piano on it when he was 19, celebrates his 65th birthday today (June 21st).

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