Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Recording Artist - Author
WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY HOME ON THE WEB and THE HOME OF MY RECORD LABEL ~ RESTLESS WIND RECORDS®
Here you will find a long and winding road of emotions and memories born in the dreams of this country boy flowing through the lyrics and previews of my music and songs - a journey that resulted in being a JUNO contender in 2008, 2013 and 2020 for Songwriter of the Year and in 2020 for Alternative Album of the Year, as well as being a nominee in 2008 in the Hamilton Music Awards for New Country Recording of the Year, and in 2012 for Alt/Country Recording of the Year.
Thanks to my vocal coach and producer, Ray Lyell, and to recording engineer, Trevor Titian for playing an important role in my journey, and to my family and many friends around the world for their support. Grateful.
My music has allowed me to become the true messenger of my spirit and my soul in much the same way as my song, "There's Just The One And Only You", after having its beginning in one of my high school notebooks those many years ago was destined to become the love theme woven through the pages of my novel, The Summer Garden and the Song - a story with roots in a very special time and place that, in their own way, were the reason and inspiration for its telling - a story of love that was longing to be told.
“It is your heart that captures the essence of your great songs.” ~ Trish (Michigan)
'Big Steel Wheels' - “Neil w Young once again gifts the world with his marvelous voice and storytelling in song.” ~ Evie (New Mexico)
‘Hot Rod Star’ - “It's got it all. Good story. Good groove. This is Top 40 hit material." ~ Mike (Kansas)
'You Just Turned My Life Around' - "I thought good rock-a-billy was dead ... I'm loving this." ~ Tina (New Mexico)
'What In The World Is The World Coming To' - "Again a new masterpiece ... thx Neil w Young and your fantastic team." ~ Anne (Germany)
No Looking Back CD album - “Music the way country music should be - pure and honest and from the heart.” ~ Bobby Lawson, (Ohio), Member Rockabilly Hall of Fame
“I am almost finished Book 1 and loving it. You are so talented, great writing skills. I have laughed and cried reading it.” ~ Gretchen (Florida)
"An enjoyable and engaging novel … gave me an insight into rural life in Ontario in the late '50s. The characterization was excellent and the dialogue very natural. As very much a city boy, I found the details of farm life fascinating." ~ Charlie (UK)
"Just a short note to tell you how much I am enjoying your book. Your descriptions are so vivid and your dialogue so realistic." ~ Lina (Ontario, Canada)
"I have just finished Book 1 of Neil w Young's novel. I love his writing talent in books and music. I waited many years for him to finish his novel and it was worth every year." ~ James (Wisconsin)
"Book 1 in The Summer Garden and The Song series, The Circle of Life, is engrossing - through rich detail, N.W. Young takes you to Haddon Junction in 1959 - to the people, the places, the relationships - and helps you get settled. His descriptive writing immerses you in the times, and the trials and tribulations of the main characters, keeping the pages turning! If you are a historical fiction fan, especially of the 1950s, The Summer Garden and the Song is the perfect read!" ~ Amazon Customer (US)
Full length tracks of my songs can be heard on my Spotify account - type my name Neil w Young in the search field.
Purchase my songs and albums here or DOWNLOAD FREE any of the 10 songs I have made available on the album pages.
'Life is a story ... music decorates the pages' ®