8 good Neil Young covers done by some incredible women

We like cover versions here at Borntolisten.com, and here are some really great examples. They are not better than the originals, but they are different and they are good.

Rachael Sage & Judy Collins perform Neil Young’s Helpless. As appearing on Rachael Sage’s album Blue Roses and Judy Collins’ collection The Very Best of Judy Collins . Filmed at Steinway Hall in New York City:

Baskery is a swedish sibling trio, formed in 2007, labeling their music banjo-punk, mud-country, nordicana and kill-billy. Here they do a very fine Old Man. I’m especially impressed by the banjo player who also plays snare- and bass drums!

Norah Jones pay tribute to Neil Young at the MusiCares Person of the Year 2010 with Tell Me Why, what I love about this is her effortless approach, not trying to mimic Neil Young, but rather does the song in her own way:

Jewel leaves the pop behind and finds her way back to her country roots with her version of Neil Young’s Needle and the Damage Done:

Margo Timmins and The Cowboy Junkies does a hauntingly wonderful interpretation of Neil Young’s Powderfinger as part of latent Records’ series Latent Uncover:

Tori Amos sings Philadelphia by Neil Young in Philadelphia 2001. Just beautiful.


Official music video for Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris) – After the Gold Rush,  written by Neil Young, from the supergroup’s sophomore album “Trio II”. Harmony heaven!

We let the legend Patti Smith end the show with a lovely version of It’s a dream (from Neil Young’s album Prairie Wind) from Italy in 2013:

– Hallgeir

6 thoughts on “8 good Neil Young covers done by some incredible women

      1. I recommend 2 live performances by Grace Potter, of Neil Young’s songs
        with Joe Satriani covering Cortez the Killer and with the Allman Brothers sitting in on Southern Man

  1. Live Early Ronstadt singing Birds @ the Troubadour. Heartbreakingly sad, powerful and tender. You can find it on her 1972 self-titled album. Also Look Out for My Love much later – 1980.

    1. Wow, love Ronstadt and I haven’t heard that one (or rather, I can’t recall hearing it), thanks!

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