As we approach the end of 2023, it's time to pay homage to the legendary musicians who left us this year, each of whom left an indelible mark on the world of music. Their contributions spanned genres and generations, influencing countless artists and touching the lives of millions of fans. Each artist brought their unique voice, style, and passion to the world, leaving a legacy that transcends time and genre.
David Crosby would have been proud of the mass musical assembly in Santa Barbara on August 20th to Celebrate his life at the “Stand And Be Counted” tribute concert. Many onstage and in the sold-out audience wondered (some out loud) whether Crosby was looking down, playing a mischievous joke. He may have sent the first tropical storm to the area since 1939, as well as a nearby earthquake, to put his stamp on the unique one-night performance.
Graham Nash, the venerable icon of classic rock, graced the stage once again for a two-night, sold-out spectacle at the Lobero Theatre on the 15th and 16th of July. The extraordinary performance was a significant part of the theatre's 150th-anniversary festivities, adding an air of timeless charm to the historical milestone. The last time Nash's resonant melodies filled the theatre was in 2018, a memory that added a nostalgic touch to his return.
If ever there were a time to appreciate the endurance of music, it was last night at the venerable Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, where legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash graced the stage for his "Sixty Years of Songs and Stories" Tour. As the auditorium celebrates its 125th anniversary, Nash's compelling performance painted a vivid portrait of his life and a poignant reminder of the transcendental power of music.
A Celebration of the Music of David Crosby Adds More New England Musicians to Line-up at City Winery Boston Feb 27
The line-up of New England musicians who will be on stage at City Winery Boston Monday February 27 for “A Celebration of the Music of David Crosby” expanded to include more regional favorites. Tickets are on sale now for the 7:30pm show at citywinery.com/boston. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame.
For the first weekend of February, Denver’s Mission Ballroom once again became a mecca for travelers seeking the psychedelic and for those who made the leap of faith, the reward was great. Grateful Dead bassist and living legend Phil Lesh gave the Rino district two nights of splendor, sound, and the opportunity once again to rejoice in community under a blanket of aural pleasantries that would defy expectation.
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.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist David Crosby, who passed away on Wednesday, January 18, at age 81, was a Renaissance Man among musicians. When a good many artists of his generation stopped producing meaningful new music as they entered their ‘Golden Years’ – and were apparently content to ride on the coattails of their own career, it seemed that he was only getting started.
Today BMG announces The Byrds: 1964-1967, a new large-format 400-page collectible art book curated by the band’s three surviving founding members, and available in three versions, including a Super Deluxe Limited Edition signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby.
The Byrds: 1964-1967 is available for preorder now at www.byrdsbook.com