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About Pegi Young

After spending a number of years on the road as a backup singer for her then husband, Neil Young, Pegi Young began recording her own material in the early 2000s. She began writing songs in high school, but found little time to pursue a solo career in the wake of caring for her son, Ben (who was born with cerebral palsy), touring with her husband, and co-founding the Bridge School. She recorded her meditative, Americana-tinged self-titled debut in 2006; it featured numerous cameos, including appearances by the Jordanaires, former members of Crazy Horse, and her husband. The album was released on Warner Bros. the following year. Her follow-up album, Foul Deeds, was released on Vapor Records in 2010. Young wrote or co-wrote three of the album's nine songs; the rest are covers by likely and unlikely sources including Lucinda Williams ("Side of the Road") and Devendra Banhart ("Body Breaks"). In 2014, Young and her band -- now called the Survivors and featuring bandleader Spooner Oldham -- issued their third offering, Lonely in a Crowded Room, produced by Niko Bolas and released by New West. That same year, she and longtime husband Neil Young divorced, a subject she confronted very directly three years later on her cathartic 2017 LP, Raw. ~ Margaret Reges & Thom Jurek

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