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Tribute band coming to Wellsboro Friday

PHOTO PROVIDED Like A Hurricane will perform Neil Young songs on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage.

Like A Hurricane will thrill Neil Young fans at 6 p.m., Friday, by faithfully replicating the songs this singer-songwriter made famous as a solo artist and through his studio recordings with Crazy Horse as well as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills, Nash and Young.

This free concert will be on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. Donations are appreciated.

The four-member band is based in Syracuse, New York. Lead vocalist is Thom Hogan on electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, and piano. Mike Vertino plays bass guitar; Jeff Roney, drums and percussion; and Pete “Pedro” Shank, electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards. Vertino, Roney and Shank all sing harmony vocals.

These veteran performers played their first Like A Hurricane show in December of 2018.

“As a group, we are dedicated to giving our audience an authentic Neil Young live concert experience,” Hogan said.

The band’s show captures the sound and spirit of a Neil Young live concert, from intimate soulful lyrics to driving electric guitars. Included are folk and rock songs; well-known favorites; and a number of album cuts and hidden gems audiences don’t ordinarily hear. Among them are “Old Man,” “Heart of Gold,” “Harvest Moon,” “Pocahontas,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cortez the Killer,” “Rockin’ in the Free World’ and “Down by the River.”

Young is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter whose musical career began in 1963 and continues today. He, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay were among the prominent members of Buffalo Springfield, a rock band active from 1966 to 1968. Crazy Horse, an American rock band that began in 1969 and continues today is known for their association with Young as his backing band. Young also played with Crosby Stills, Nash and Young.

For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing.

Visit deanecenter.com, email office@deanecenter.com, or call 570-724-6220 for more information.

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