At the benefit on January 14th, we’ll be auctioning off some one-of-a-kind items and opportunities. As soon as they are donated, you’ll read about them here. Your chance to bid will be January 14, 2012. We’ll also set aside some items with a “buy it now” price so you can guarantee you’re going home with what you want.
In 2005, Neil Young released Prairie Wind, recorded in Nashville just before he underwent surgery for an aneurism. The premier live performance of the album took place a few months later at the Ryman Auditorium (which used to house the Grand Ol’ Opry), a two-night run was memorialized in a Jonathan Demme movie, Heart of Gold.
Seems only fitting that at a benefit for Chris Gray, who clearly has a very strong heart of gold, we’d have a poster from that concert, autographed by Neil himself. And not just any poster, but a poster designed by the venerable Hatch Show Print.
The internet tells us this is a rare poster, sold only by the venue in a very limited edition. We’ve only got a small image to tide us over while the original wings its way to us from a gracious supporter and Chris Gray fan in L.A. We’ll take a bigger photo of the actual poster once it arrives, but wanted to tempt you with this preview: