Set for release on May 6th is Graham Nash: Live, according to Best Classic Bands. The set is culled from four 2019 concerts where he performed his first two solo sets — his 1971’s Songs For Beginners and its 1974 followup, Wild Tales in their entirety. Backing Nash on the collection are his longtime touring companions — guitarist Shane Fontayne and keyboardist Todd Caldwell.
Graham Nash: Live was mixed by Grammy Award winner Kevin Killen and mastered by Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig.
Nash spoke about the new album explaining, “All the things we stood for, that love is better than hatred, that peace is better than war, that we have to take care of our fellow human beings, because that’s all we have on this planet – those things are still true today. I need to know that I’ve brought something into the world that was positive and not negative.”
Back in 2019, when announcing the solo album shows, Nash posted, “The experience of revisiting the music I made almost 50 years ago, live in front of an audience, gives me the chance to actually play the songs as was envisioned those many years ago. Each ‘side’ of the album was programmed as a short 20-minute suite, a musical journey to be taken not really knowing or caring where that journey would take the listener. I look forward to rediscovering my music and sharing it with the audience.”
Graham Nash, who’s currently back on the road with Shane Fontayne and Todd Caldwell, told us that he’s long ago set his ego aside to create the best show possible for both the casual and die-hard fan: [“The ticket prices are exorbitant nowadays, y’know? And it’s hard to earn a dollar. So we want to give as much value as we can. So instead of saying, ‘Well, y’know, I don’t wanna do ‘Our House,’ its so old; I’ll do ‘Our House’ at the drop of a hat, because y’know what? It makes people feel good — and what’s the price of that?”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . price of that)
The tracklisting to ‘Graham Nash: Live’ is:
“I Used To Be A King”
“Man In The Mirror”
“There’s Only One”
“Chicago/We Can Change The World”
“Hey You (Looking At The Moon)”
“You’ll Never Be The Same”
“And So It Goes”
“Oh Camil (The Winter Soldier)”
“I Miss You”
“On The Line”
“Another Sleep Song”
- Graham Nash tour dates (subject to change):
March 16 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre
March 19 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall at Von Braun Center
March 20 – Nashville , TN – CMA Theater
March 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
March 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 25, 26 – Evanston, IL – Evanston SPACE
March 27 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
March 29 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
April 1 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
April 2, 3 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
August 8 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier
October 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
October 23 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
- Set for release on May 6th is Graham Nash: Live. The set is culled from four 2019 concert where he performed his first two solo set — his 1971’s Songs For Beginners and its 1974 followup, Wild Tales in their entirety.
- Graham Nash‘s Songs For Beginners was released on May 28th, 1971. The album, which was also produced by Nash, peaked at Number 15 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, with its lead single “Chicago” topping out at Number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- High-profile guests featured on the album were David Crosby, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Dave Mason, Nash’s then-squeeze Rita Coolidge, Chris Etheridge, Bobby Keys, and CSNY sidemen Dallas Taylor, Johnny Barbata, and Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuels.
- Wild Tales, which was also produced by Nash, was released on January 2nd, 1974 and peaked at Number 34. The album featured appearances by David Crosby, Neil Young, Dave Mason, and Joni Mitche