Happy Birthday to Graham Nash who turns 79 today (February 2nd)!!! Nash heads back on the road on April 9th playing Rocky Mount, Virginia's Harvester Performance Center. Nash's ongoing tour features just him, Shane Fontayne — Crosby, Stills, & Nash's longtime road guitarist, and keyboardist Todd Caldwell.
Back in October, Graham Nash has released a new track and video, titled “Vote,” in the lead-up to the November 3rd presidential election. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told Rolling Stone, “I wanted to make sure that people understood that there were many people hitting rock bottom. And because this new Covid relief bill hasn’t been signed yet, there are people that are going to be made homeless, who will starve and won’t have enough money for rent and meds. It’s crazy.”
In 2018, Nash released the 30-track career retrospective, titled Over The Years. The set features tracks from Crosby, Stills, & Nash; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Crosby & Nash; and Nash on his own. The collection's second disc features a selection of Nash's personal demos of his best-known tracks taped between 1968 and 1980. In 2016, Nash received raves for his latest solo set, This Path Tonight, along with glowing reviews for his ongoing scaled back live dates.
Perhaps the biggest shakeups of Graham Nash's life these days are the end of his marriage to wife, the late-Susan Sennett after nearly four decades and three adult children together, his new marriage with writer/actress Amy Grantham, and the crumbling of his partnership with David Crosby. Nash's ongoing issues with Crosby seem to have marked the end of CSNY. Nash revealed to the Dutch magazine Lust For Life that his relationship with Crosby is virtually non-existent at this point and that CSNY are effectively over.
In an exclusive interview, we pushed Nash on what, if any, future CSNY might have as a working unit: “In my world, there will never, ever be a CSNY record, and there will never, ever be another CSN record or show. Y'know, I let people play their hand right in front of me and I let the do it and then I make a decision. How can I not be sad? Look at the music we probably lost? Right now I don't want anything to do with David Crosby at all. It's just that simple.”
Although both Neil Young and David Crosby have openly made positive comments regarding a possible CSNY reunion, the usually outspoken Nash has stayed mum.
Back in 2015, Graham Nash compiled the group's Top 20 live archival release CSNY 1974. Among the many highlights featured on the third Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young live set are “Teach Your Children,” “Love The One You're With,” “Deja vu,” “Old Man,” “Carry Me,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Long May You Run,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Immigration Man,” “Helpless,” “Long Time Gone,” “Pre-Road Downs,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” “Guinevere” “Chicago,” “Wooden Ships,” “Ohio,” and “Our House,” among many others.
In 2013, Nash published his long-awaited autobiography, called, Wild Takes: A Rock & Roll Life, and hit the road for a brief solo tour.
In 2010, along with the rest of the Hollies, Nash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The occasion marked Nash's second entrance into the Hall, having already been inducted with CSN back in 1998.
Graham Nash told us prior to their 2010 Rock Hall induction, that if any English rock group deserved Hall of Fame status — it's gotta be the Hollies: “I'm old enough now to realize and look at my history so far. The Hollies were so influential in the early-'60s through the '60s. Very, very, influential. We were probably one of the very first bands to ever use three-part harmony constantly. I mean, even the Beatles were two-part most of the time. The Hollies were a fabulous band. Maybe they weren't 'cool,' but by the time I'd left we'd had 18 Top 10 hits. I mean, how many do the Kinks have? How many did everybody else have that's in (the Rock Hall)? I think the Hollies deserve to be in there.”
Nash was born in Blackpool, England and raised in Manchester. It was there that he co-founded the Hollies in 1962 with childhood friend Allan Clarke. Following his departure from the group in 1968, Nash teamed up with David Crosby, who had recently left the Byrds, and former Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills — who along with occasional member Neil Young — have gone on to form one of the most important and lasting rock partnerships of the past 50 years.
Although CSN's music and career choices have been analyzed and second-guessed by fans and journalists alike, Nash says he's been fortunate to have never taken himself that seriously: “You just can't spend too much time thinking in those terms, y'know, about how significant you are. You're not, y'know? This is not brain surgery or astrophysics or Mozart — this is a very simple form of music that moves a great many people, and I'm glad to be a part of it.”
RESCHEDULED: Graham Nash tour dates (subject to change):
April 9 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center (Previously 11/7/20)
April 13 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Previously 11/12/20)
April 14 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Previously 11/13/20)
April 15 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs Center for the Arts (Previously 11/14/20)
April 17 – Clearwater, FL – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (Previously 11/10/20)
April 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall (Previously 11/20/20)
April 29 – Elgin, IL – Blizzard Theatre (Previously 11/22/20)
March 4, 2022 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre (Previously 04/08/21)
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