Posted: May 14, 2023 in MUSIC

Graham Nash has announced the Sixty Years of Songs and Stories 2023 U.S. tour, marking the 60th anniversary of his first single release with the Hollies. He’ll also release a new album titled “Now” in May..

“Now“, the aptly titled new studio album from legendary artist Graham Nash, is a stunning collection that stays true to his near six-decade mission: Observing the human experience through the lens of a Northern boy and contributing a wealth of songs to the soundtrack of our lives. The new songs on Now are worthy additions to the canon of a two-time inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The new songs range from the intensely political rallying cry of Stand Up and the scorching indictment of MAGA in Golden Idols to the bitterly ironic Stars and Stripes. As Nash says, “just tell me the truth, stop lying and stop trying to create division between people all over the world, just tell me the truth. The stars and stripes are waving, but they’re waving goodbye to the truth.”

“Now”, which does not yet have a firm release date, will mark Nash’s first studio album since 2016’s “This Path Tonight”. In May, the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young alum recently released “Graham Nash: Live”, which features him playing his first two solo LPs, “Songs for Beginners” and “Wild Tales”, in their entireties.

Nash also recently announced that he has curated a new compilation album featuring him and estranged former bandmate David Crosby singing vocal harmonies with several of their musical contemporaries. “It starts with us singing on [Stephen Stills’ 1970 solo hit] ‘Love the One You’re With,’ then on Jackson Browne’s [1972 hit] ‘Doctor My Eyes’ and James Taylor’s [1975 hit] ‘Mexico,'” Nash commented on the album, which does not yet have a title or release date. “It finishes off with me and David singing ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ with Carole King [in 1993] at the Universal Amphitheatre [in Los Angeles].”

Graham Nash said that a song on his upcoming album addresses his sadness over what Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young didn’t manage to achieve together.

“Now” arrives on May 19th and includes the track “I Watched It All Come Down,” which refers to “the rock ’n’ roll parade” and how he “watched it fall” and also how he’d “seen it grow.”

“It was about my emotional feelings toward Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,” Nash told Variety in a new interview. “I reached incredible heights musically with them, and the opposite has been true with them, too – saddened that we didn’t make more music.” He noted that “we do, though, know that the music we did make is the most important part of our relationship. So this is about the thrill of having made music with David [Crosby], Stephen [Stills] and Neil [Young]. I wish it could have continued.”

He also discussed his feelings about Crosby’s January death, after having recently revealed that they had settled their differences and started talking regularly just before his passing. “I’d like to only think of the good times, now. I’ll remember the great music that we made, the fun times that we had,” he said.

Asked to pick a memory of his longtime bandmate, Nash replied: “We were hiking in Hawaii with our friend and tour manager Mac Holbert, and Mac slipped, fell and shattered his kneecap. I watched David carry Mac for almost a mile to get back to a place where he could be medically treated. I always thought that such a moment showed off what a big heart that David had.”

Nash added that plans were underway to pay a proper tribute to Crosby. “Right now, Jan D., David’s wife of many many years, is on the program of figuring out a date for a memorial for David,” he said. “She knows that I am on the road right now and she knows when this tour will finish, so hopefully she’ll choose a date that I’ll be able to attend. It’s all in Jan D.’s hands.”

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