Canadian Musical Masterminds Take Over Key Arena This Weekend: Leonard Cohen & Neil Young

When you think of fundamental folk rock in America, it isn’t often you realize the artists behind it aren’t actually from our country. Two such musical geniuses are in town this weekend, both boasting Canadian citizenship.

Canada’s Leonard Cohen, known perhaps most famously for his song “Hallelujah” which has been covered by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, and Bon Jovi to name a few, has been a poetic powerhouse since the 1960s. Leonard, know for being somewhat mysterious, has endured as a critical darling and a favorite of fellow musicians for decades. He’s also well known for his books of poetry and novels, all of which are woven together with themes of love, lust, religion and politics.

Neil Young, a.k.a. The Godfather of Grunge, wrote some of America’s staples (think “Heart of Gold” and “Rockin’ in the Free World”), and while he lives in California, he still retains his Canadian passport. A staunch supporter of environmental efforts, Farm Aid, education and other civil rights, Neil’s music is both poetic and poignant. With his distinct, high-pitched vocals, talented harmonica work and impressive skills with a guitar, Neil’s music is admired by young and old alike. His popularity with the younger generation has been helped by some of his musical collaborations and his support of Conan O’Brien.

11/9 Leonard Cohen @ Key Arena :: 8:00 PM :: Tickets start at $26.50 :: all ages

11/10 Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Key Arena :: 7:30 PM :: Tickets start at $55 :: all ages

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