Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills & Special Guests Team up for the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert to Benefit Autism Speaks on April 5th at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
Graham Nash discusses protest songs, legalizing marijuana, and a lifetime of musical memories. The 72-year-old singer and keyboardist has been making music since the early 1960s, first with his British group the Hollies, and more famously as a member of Crosby, Stills and Nash, a harmony-led group that plays what Jimi Hendrix once described as "Western sky music." Like Hendrix, the group gave one of the quintessential performances at Woodstock.
It all began in the summer of 1968, when Graham Nash encountered David Crosby and Stephen Stills at Joni Mitchell's house. Crosby had left The Byrds and Stills had only recently become unemployed with the demise of Buffalo Springfield, and when Nash joined in three-part harmony on a new Stills song it became apparent to Nash that what he was hearing would require his departure from The Hollies - and soon.
Legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills will headline a solo tour in the western United States in May and June during a break in Crosby, Stills & Nash's 2014 tour. Pre-sale tickets will be available through www.stephenstills.com beginning Monday, April 7, with public on sales this week.
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While the lyrics to one of their most famous songs "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" states 'It's getting to the point where I'm no fun anymore' that clearly wasn't the case last night as Crosby, Stills and Nash played to a sell-out crowd for over two and a half hours at the Embassy Theatre.
From the moment that David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash took to the stage, the crowd erupted in overwhelming approval as the group proceeded to take them on fun-filled journey through some of the best rock songs of the past 40-plus years.
Nearly 45 years ago, I heard “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” for the first time when David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, along with Neil Young, took to the stage at Woodstock and opened with the song after telling the crowd “This is only the second time we’ve performed in front of people. We’re scared shitless!”
Crosby, Stills & Nash held a full theatre audience spellbound for almost three hours on Saturday night providing an evening of entertainment that was a perfect blend of old and new music, solo and collaborative efforts, and hard rock and the harmonies for which Crosby, Stills & Nash are renowned.
Light Up the Blues, a documentary-style film recorded at last year's concert to benefit Autism Speaks is available now through iTunes. The film captures an inspired evening of music emceed by Jack Black and featuring musical guests Crosby, Stills and Nash, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Chris Stills, and three gifted, budding musicians who are on the Autism Spectrum.
On April 5th, Stephen Stills and his wife Kristen hosted the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks in downtown Los Angeles at the newly restored Theatre @ the ACE. The sold out concert raised $320,000 to benefit Autism Speaks' research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder. The event featured Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, and Chris Stills. A number of special guests also performed, including rapper Watsky, and four artists on the Autism Spectrum, indie artist Xolie Morra and The Strange Kind, Rio "Soulschocka" Wyles, Adam Mandela Walden, and Neal Katz.