Rocker Neil Young will provide the keynote address at America's South by Southwest Music Festival in March (06).

According to newspaper the Austin Chronicle, Young will be featured in a conversation with film director Jonathan Demme, who recently filmed two nights of concerts at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium as Young introduced songs from his latest album, PRAIRIE WIND.

Other artists speaking at the SXSW conference include Kris Kristofferson and Billy Bragg.