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.
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.
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.
January 28, 2013 (New York, NY) In a unique and historic collaboration, iconic rock trio Crosby, Stills & Nash and the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform together for the first time in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in two concert events entitled "The Crosby, Stills & Nash Songbook." The premiere on May 1, 2013 will be Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2013 Gala Concert followed by a public concert on May 3, 2013.
At 71, Graham Nash is still every inch the rock star: handsome as hell, lean with a shock of thick (albeit white) hair, comfortable in his skin and appreciative of the adulation heaped his way. This evening, he is rested, expansive, friendly and articulate as he receives Goldmine in his hotel room, excited to talk about “CSN 2012.” The two-CD and DVD package highlights performances in San Luis Obispo, Calif., proves that not only do Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills have the balls to tackle “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” Déjà Vu,” “Wooden Ships” and “Guinnevere,” but that their collective muse is still with them, as evidenced by new songs “In Your Name,” “Radio” and “Almost Gone.”
Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), longtime advocates for campaign finance reform, have announced their support for and partnership with StampStampede, a grass roots advocacy campaign designed to "Stamp Money Out of Politics." Created by Ben & Jerry's co-founderBen Cohen, StampStampede is part of a growing national movement to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that corporations are not people, and money is not free speech-that, in fact, huge donations by corporations, Super Pacs, and the super wealthy drown out the voice of ordinary Americans. An amendment would pave the way for legislation limiting these contributions, and polling data has shown that roughly 80% of Americans-Republicans and Democrats alike-favor taking such action.
THE ALL-STAR LIGHT UP THE BLUES CONCERT—AN EVENING OF MUSIC BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS, TO BE HOSTED BY KRISTEN AND STEPHEN STILLS AND EMCEED BY JACK BLACK AT CLUB NOKIA ON APRIL 13.
PERFORMERS INCLUDE CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, RYAN ADAMS, RICKIE LEE JONES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DON FELDER, CHRIS STILLS, THE MIRACLE PROJECT FLY SINGERS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS
On the heels of the group’s acclaimed 2012 year-long world tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are touring again this year. Just announced are seven shows in the U.K. in October 2013, following spring and summer tour legs in the U.S. and Europe with more to be announced soon. The U.K. dates kick off on October 5 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England, and currently run thru October 15 with a concert at The Sage in Gateshead, England. Other highlights on the itinerary include two shows at Royal Albert Hall in London (October 8 and 9), and a show at Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland (October 15).
While many of Stephen Stills' peers and bandmates have issued memoirs recalling their misspent youth and Sixties superstardom, the 68-year-old guitarist is content to let his work speak for itself. Stills, best known for writing anthems for his generation such as "For What It's Worth" and "Love the One You're With," has issued a four-disc retrospective box set that showcases his nearly 50-year career.
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