After spending a number of years on the road as a backup singer for her husband, Neil Young, Pegi Young began recording her own material in the early 2000s. She began writing songs in high school, but found little time to pursue a solo career in the wake of caring for her son, Ben (who was born with cerebral palsy), touring with her husband, and co-founding the Bridge School. She recorded her meditative, Americana-tinged self-titled debut in 2006; it featured numerous cameos, including appearances by the Jordanaires, former members of Crazy Horse, and her husband. The album was released on Warner Bros. the following year. Her follow-up album, Foul Deeds, was released on Vapor Records in 2010. Young wrote or co-wrote three of the album's nine songs; the rest are covers by likely and unlikely sources including Lucinda Williams ("Side of the Road") and Devendra Banhart ("Body Breaks"). Her backing band included pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith, while her guests included her husband and Spooner Oldham.
Young and her band -- now called the Survivors -- issued their third offering, Lonely in a Crowded Room, produced by Niko Bolas, in October of 2014 on New West, followed by a tour. ~ Margaret Reges & Thom Jurek