The 29th annual Bridge School Benefit, founded by Neil Young and his ex-wife Pegi down at Shoreline Amphitheater, happened over the weekend, drawing Baby Boomers and Ryan Adams fans from across the Bay Area for two calm and civilized days of music. Also big on this year's lineup was the reunion of The Dixie Chicks, who haven't toured together since 2013 and haven't put out an album since 2006 though they have done some one-off shows, like this one in London last year in which they covered Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball." The trio has a reunion tour planned for next year, which so far only has European dates scheduled, but their performances on Saturday and Sunday in Mountain View were likely a preview of things to come.
Included in their set was the above cover of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," with just a bit of added twang.
As always, the all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit concert raised funds for The Bridge School in Hillsborough, founded by Young and his ex-wife in 1986, offering a technology-rich education assisting children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. Young has two children with disabilities, Zeke from his first marriage, and Ben, with second wife Pegi, who has cerebral palsy.