An Evening of Songs And Stories With Graham Nash
Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN. He is also a GRAMMY® Award-winner.
Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to 1968, including Stop Stop Stop, On A Carousel and Carrie Anne, continues all the way to This Path Tonight, his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.
The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months, yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s Marrakesh Express, Pre-Road Downs and Lady Of the Island, from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP. On CSNY’s Déjà Vu, Nash’s Teach Your Children and Our House beseeched us to hold love tightly and to fend off the madness that was on its way.
Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted in 1971 with Songs For Beginners, whose Chicago/We Can Change the World and Military Madness were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight and the ongoing Vietnam war. Songs from that LP stayed in Nash’s concert sets for years including I Used To Be A King and Simple Man. His next album, Wild Tales, addressed unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (Prison Song), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (Oh! Camil) and the unfairness of fame (You’ll Never Be the Same).
In 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was released in paperback in 2014. In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist.