The Music of Crosby, Stills & Nash | Carnegie Hall | 5/13/2024

Article Contributed by Jamie Huenefeld | Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

On May 13, 2024, many musical greats gathered at the iconic Carnegie Hall for a special tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash. This event, presented by Michael Dorf Presents, honored their influence on popular music and raised money to support music education for underserved youth. Graham Nash was in attendance and performed during two songs. He was joined by a slew of talented musicians, including Todd Rundgren, Grace Potter, Taylor Meier of Caamp, Yola, Iron & Wine, Rickie Lee Jones, Real Estate, Aoife O’Donovan, and Neal Francis

Graham Nash | Carnegie Hall

Early in the show, a group of children from the area took the stage and sang the classic "Teach Your Children." The kids enjoyed the performance very much. As they walked off, one child said, "The hard part is over," which brought brighter smiles across the crowd.

Leslie Mendelson | Carnegie Hall

Singer-songwriter Steve Earle played "4 + 20," originally by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from their Déjà Vu release. This was followed by bluesy vocalist Leslie Mendelson, along with the vibrant house band, who sang "Long Time Gone." A.C. Newman did the honors with "I Used to Be a King," which was another tune that was released with Young.

Sammy Rae | Carnegie Hall

Real Estate explored the beautiful complexities of "Dark Star," while Neal Francis performed "Chicago" by Graham Nash. Mendelson joined Francis for this rendition. Sammy Rae shared a nice memory of David Crosby, as she had studio space next to him in the past. One day, while listening to her music, he told her to "quit her day job." She and her band dove into "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."

Neal Francis | Carnegie Hall

Members of Guster collaborated with other musicians for the Graham Nash classic "Military Madness." Grace Potter belted out "Helplessly Hoping" alone on the stage before asking Leslie Mendelson, Neal Francis, and Sammy Rae to sing "Woodstock" with her. The latter was a collaboration between Crosby, Stills & Nash and Joni Mitchell. Potter commented that the inside of Carnegie Hall looked like a birthday cake from the stage.

Graham Nash performs "Our House" | Carnegie Hall

As the night began to wrap up, Graham Nash appeared on stage. He sang a beautiful rendition of "Our House," before inviting all the performing musicians on stage for a group sing-along with "Love the One You're With." This ended the evening on a warm note.

The group sing-a-long during "Love The One Your With" | Carnegie Hall

This exciting evening ended on a very successful note as Michael Dorf Presents raised over $2 million for music education.

Check out more photos from the show!

Grace Potter | Carnegie Hall

Guster | Carnegie Hall

Real Estate | Carnegie Hall