Legendary singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Stills has released more than 250 songs since 1966, some solo, others with iconic bands including Buffalo Springfield, Manassas and, most famously, with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young. On the new four-CD set CARRY ON, producers Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein—in collaboration with Stills—outline the remarkable 50-year scope of Stills' career with 82 tracks, 25 of them previously unreleased.
Now you can take an exclusive first listen to one of those never-before-heard cuts, a demo called "Forty-Nine Reasons," which evolved into the song "49 Bye Byes" on Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1970. This version of the tune features somber verses edged with warbling guitar that jumps with ease into a jaunty piano chorus.
It’s less than two hours before Crosby, Stills & Nash are set to walk on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and Graham Nash and I are sitting in his backstage greenroom checking out each other’s tattoos. Crosby – whom everyone refers to as Croz – has gone down the street to Gruhn Guitars, a Lower Broadway institution peddling the likes of a 1953 custom Les Paul, which retails for 27k. Outside, women in tie-dye shirts and chinos stand near the tour buses – three, glossy, side by side – pretending to talk on their phones but really waiting for a glimpse of Stephen Stills and his big sideburn-like chops, which have only thinned a little since the sixties.
On October 3, Crosby, Stills & Nash gave a benefit concert to support two area schools, Highland Hall Waldorf school and CHAMPS. The special benefit pre-show reception and concert took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, and raised over $55,000 for each school.
Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2012: Crosby, Stills, and Nash (CSN) announced the release of an all-new, custom CSN app that is the first subscription-based iPad app for a recording artist to be approved for sale in the Apple App Store, last week as they finished their 2012 world tour. Developed by Contendis for its Artist2Fan® platform, the "Crosby, Stills & Nash Official App" is live in the App Store, and installation is free. All users will experience a detailed, media-rich overview of CSN's history, with links to the group's official website, social media sites, and to iTunes. For $3.99 a month-or $39.99 a year-subscribers to the CSN Official App will have access to exclusive content, updates, and premium fan features. Subscriptions can be purchased via an in-app link.
Monday's finale to Crosby, Stills & Nash's international 80-date tour may have been one of the more memorable gigs of the group's career. Concluding a string of five nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the trio hearkened to 1969, showcasing the first-ever complete performance of their self-titled debut album.
THE FIRST SUBSCRIPTION-BASED RECORDING ARTIST IPAD APP APPROVED FOR SALE IN THE APPLE APP STORE
HIGH-RES DIGITAL AUDIO OF CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, CSN, AND DAYLIGHT AGAIN AVAILABLE NOW
Veteran activist supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash will team with muckraking musician Tom Morello for an Oct. 3 concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to raise awareness and money to defeat Proposition 32, a campaign-finance measure on the November ballot.