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Nash & Crosby To Hit The Road

Wednesday, February 16th 2011 00:00

Two thirds of CSN schedule North American tour

David Crosby and Graham Nash have been working together now for more than 40 years, and while the "Stills" in their Crosby, Stills & Nash triumvirate is off doing his own thing (see below) it seems that they'll be a duo for the remainder of the summer.

This spring they'll hit the road for their first joint North American tour since 2008. "Singing with Graham is kind of like two fighter pilots that have been flying together for years," Crosby tells Rolling Stone. "We know where the other guy's going, and we can fly extremely close to each other."

Joined by a group including guitarist Dean Parks, Crosby's son James Raymond on keyboards, drummer Steve DiStanislao and bass player Kevin McCormick, their sets will range from acoustic to electric performances, including deep cuts like 1994's "Camera" and some newly written songs. "It'll go through a lot of changes," Crosby says. "I've already talked it over with Graham, and at one point it'll just be a cappella, two voices."

Once the tour is over they will be looking reunite with Stephen Stills to finish off the long gestating CSN covers album, which has been in the works for nearly three years. The album ran into trouble late last year when the trio parted company with their record label AND their producer, Rick Rubin.

"Rick's a talented guy, it just didn't work," says Crosby, adding it's "highly likely" they will release a self-produced version of the LP. "It's hard because we put a lot of time into it. In the long run I think it will pay off and, what the heck, you can't lose by learning a bunch of good songs."

But before that Stephen Stills looks set to be on the road with the reunited Buffalo Springfield, with the rumoured tour dates starting to become reality. The band have just been confirmed as performers at this year's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

(Rolling Stone)

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