He also accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica.
Young has received a variety of accolades, including several Grammy and Juno awards.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers".
Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008).
He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).
The Squires, The Mynah Birds, Rick James, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Stills-Young Band, The Ducks, Northern Lights, Pearl Jam, Booker T.Jones, Leon Russell, Elton John, Pegi Morton Young, Promise of the Real (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.