David Crosby was one of the most innovative, influential, and reflective musicians of his generation. In 2020 and 2021, New York Times best-selling author and music historian Steve Silberman sat down with his friend David for in-depth conversations on the Osiris Media podcast series Freak Flag Flying.
Over the course of eight episodes, Crosby, founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, looks back on his life and career, sharing his feelings about the state of the world and his creative synergy with esteemed collaborators like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia. Crosby also talks about his relationship with his son James Raymond, his collaborations with Michael League and others, and much more. Listeners will also hear new or little-known songs in Crosby’s musical catalog and get his take on the future of music and the music industry.
“For 50 years, David Crosby was a major force in music,” says Silberman. “Whether providing shimmering harmonies for The Byrds, transforming pop by turning the Beatles on to Indian music, penning haunting melodies like ‘Guinevere’ for Crosby, Stills, & Nash, or exploring the outer reaches of folk and jazz-influenced rock for his own Sky Trails, CPR, and Lighthouse bands, I am thrilled to dig in deeply with David and to bring our conversation to music fans around the world.”
About Steve Silberman:
Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (Avery 2015) became a New York Times bestseller, won the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction and was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2015 by The New York Times and many other publications. His articles have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Financial Times, Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, and many other publications. His eclectic Twitter feed, which was one of Time magazine’s Twitter accounts of the year, is @stevesilberman.
About Osiris Media:
Osiris Media is the leading storyteller in music, combining the intimacy of podcasts with the power of music. We inform and delight music fans by creating shows with leading artists, telling untold stories, and working with brands to craft compelling narratives that bring music to life. We have created podcasts with David Crosby, Trey Anastasio, the Newport Folk Festival, Audacy, Rhett Miller, Maggie Rose, Eric Krasno, and many more. Learn more at OsirisPod.com.