WELCOME to the internet home of Neil w Young (songwriter & recording artist) aka N.W. Young (author) and a host of his related domains including but not limited to:,,,, and others.

I'm not going back to the Fifties - I never left ... Neil w Young & The Hot Rod Stars THOSE WERE THE DAYS - 15 songs. Coming in December!! A Restless Wind Records production.

NEW to the Cavern of Dreams Publishing online store! Music by Neil w Young , otherwise known as Paris, ON author N.W. Young, of the epic two-book love story, The Summer Garden and The Song: The Circle of Life and The Summer Garden and The Song: Harvest.

Now you can get Neil's acclaimed country music and his new novels all in one convenient place:

Neil was honoured to be added to the Laurier Alumni Authors website:

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Neil's roots are deep country, proudly reflecting his early years growing up on the family farm in part of the agricultural heartland of southwestern Ontario.

From tumbleweeds drifting along old Route 66 and flashy 1950's convertibles, to rusted out flatbed trucks and walking down railroad tracks, it is hard not to picture Johnny Cash here. Even more so with Neil's self-effacing western lilt and a soft southern drawl influenced in part during his teens while toiling in summer sun-baked Southern Ontario tobacco fields alongside his co-workers from the Carolina's and Georgia.

Bobby Lawson, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member, says this about Neil's debut CD No Looking Back:

"A great CD, these are eleven great songs, beautifully written and sung. Neil puts his all in these songs, from the heart and from the soul. I recommend this CD and Neil w Young to everyone who likes it country."

A nominee in the 2008 and 2012 Hamilton Music Awards, Neil was a Western Ontario Secondary School Honour Athlete in 1960 and graduate of Burford District High School and graduate in 1964 of Waterloo Lutheran University / Waterloo University College (now known as Wilfred Laurier University).