Video: Neil Young, Dave Matthews Do ‘All Along The Watchtower’ – Farm Aid 1999

Neil Young joined the Dave Matthews Band at Farm Aid on September 12, 1999 in Bristow, Virginia to perform Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.”

I’ve never cared for Matthews and this performance shows the amazing contrast between an artist, Neil Young, who understands the song he’s playing, and an artist, Matthews, who doesn’t have a clue.

Young takes the second and fourth verses and provides a remarkable solo on acoustic guitar.

Where Matthews vocal is incredibly forced and mannered, Young delivers his lines in the most natural and true way.

At some point Matthews appears to realize he is entirely out of his league as Young offers still more improvisational soloing.

See what you think.

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