Carmel, IN. – I’m a child of the sixties, or at least that is what I consider myself (even though I was born in April of the last year of the decade). Growing up Crosby, Stills & Nash, along with Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, and Carol King (just to name a few) were staples in my household. I never thought of my mom and dad as “Hip”; they weren’t the flower children and free loving spirits we saw at Woodstock. But from my earliest memories, I always remember folk-rock music being played in the house. These songs often told a story. They created a picture, or a snapshot if you will, of a time when our country was at war. Where civil rights and anti-war movements were front and center in American politics. Where young adults were trying to get their voices heard and change the world.
One of those voices was Graham Nash. An English-American singer-songwriter that came to fame with the 60’s British pop group, the Hollies, before later leaving the Hollies to form the folk-rock super-group Crosby, Stills and Nash with band mates David Crosby (the Byrds) and Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield) after a formal introduction by Cass Elliot (aka Mama Cass of the Mamas & the Papas) at her home in Laurel Canyon. The three musicians quickly discovered they harmonized very well together and released their debut album in 1969 with Crosby, Stills & Nash. A year later, CSN was joined by fellow musician Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield) and their 2nd album, Déjà Vu was released in 1970. The rest they say is history…
Which brings us to today.
Graham Nash is currently out on his Sixty Years of Songs and Stories tour which made a stop at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN. It’s an incredible night of music showcasing Graham’s prolific career with hit after hit along with some of the stories behind how the songs came to be. It’s very up close and personal and gives you an insider’s view to the relationships in Graham’s life that created some of the most beloved tunes in music history like “Our House”, “Just A Song Before I Go”, and “Teach Your Children”. He even includes a couple of singles from his upcoming album, Now, set to release May 19th, 2023 via BMG.
Nash was joined on stage by fellow musicians Shane Fontayne (many guitars & vocals) and Todd Caldwell (keyboard & vocals). The tour will be out making its way across the US through July 2023 before heading overseas for several dates in the United Kingdom and Europe. Whether it’s date night with your loved one, a night out with your friends, or the whole family, this is one to definitely put on your list of “must sees” for a terrific night of music! Make sure to check your local listings for dates near you.
- Wasted on the Way (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Bus Stop (Graham Gouldman cover)
- I Used To Be King
- Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Find the Cost of Freedom (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
- Military Madness
- Right Between the Eyes (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
- Simple Man
- To the Last Whale…A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water (Crosby & Nash cover)
- A Day in the Life (The Beatles cover)
- Love The One You’re With (Stephen Stills cover)
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young Cover)
- Sleep Song
- Love Of Mine
- Everyday (Buddy Holly Cover)
- Golden Days
- 4 + 20 (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
- Just A Song Before I Go (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Cathedral (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Our House (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Long May You Run (The Stills – Young Band cover)
- Ohio (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
- Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
It is also worth noting that Graham Nash is a phenomenal photographer! Along with taking pictures himself, Nash started collecting prints in the 70’s. There was an exhibit of his collection that toured to more than a dozen museums worldwide between 1978 through 1984. He eventually sold his collection in 1990 where it set a record for the largest grossing sale of a single private collection of photography. You can currently view Graham’s work in his book, A LIFE IN FOCUS: The Photography of Graham Nash out now via Simon & Schuster. Make sure to check it out!!WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE
show date: 04/23/2023