By Jim Johnson

Graham Nash is receiving raves for his current solo tour, which features him and longtime Crosby, Stills, & Nash guitarist Shane Fontayne going it alone on stage. Nash told us that not worrying about his partners’ material on a nightly basis has proven to be a liberating thing for him: “It’s really interesting having to deal with my music, not having to wonder whether (David) Crosby has equal songs, or Stephen (Stills) has equal songs, or Neil (Young) has equal songs. You know me; I’ve always been the democratic one in the band. But having to deal with just my music is kind of refreshing. It’s very satisfying, actually.”

We asked Nash about the rift between David Crosby and Neil Young, following Crosby’s self-admittedly rude and over-the-top comments about Young’s divorce and new relationship with actress Daryl Hannah: “I’ve been staying in the bunker since David said what he said about. . .  about Daryl Hannah. David did apologize to Neil on The Howard Stern Show, as you know. And I believe it was sincere and we’ll see what happens. I’ve never known what this band is going to do. Same old story, man. I don’t know what’s going on. It can take a left turn and we either, y’know, make a left turn with it, or get left behind.”

  • Graham Nash tour dates (subject to change):
    July 24 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theatre
    July 25 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
    July 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
    July 28 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
    July 29 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
    July 31 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
    August 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
    August 4 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theater
    August 5 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
    August 7 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Convention Center PAC
    August 8 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
    August 9 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
    August 11 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
    August 12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
    August 14 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
    August 15 – Great Barrington, MA – Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
    August 16 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
    August 18 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
    August 19 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
    August 21 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House
    August 22 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
    August 23 – New York, NY – City Winery NYC

 

FAST FACTS

  • Back in May, David Crosby apologized to both Neil Young and current squeeze Daryl Hannah for calling her a “poisonous predator” last year, which has led to what seems to be an irreparable end to his relationship with Young. In August 2014, during an interview with The Idaho Statesman, Crosby spoke about Young and wife Pegi splitting after nearly 37 years. Crosby went on to throw a knock Young’s way by slamming Hannah — the former longtime girlfriend of Crosby andGraham Nash‘s close friend, Jackson Browne — by adding: “And I happen to know that he’s hanging out with somebody that’s a purely poisonous predator now. And that’s karma. He’s gonna get hurt. But I understand why it happened. I’m just sad about it. I’m always sad when I see love get tossed in the gutter.”
  • Crosby tried to make good during his May 18th appearance on Howard Stern‘s radio show, saying, “I was completely out of line. I have screwed up massively. Daryl Hannah never wound up in a Texas prison. I’m screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticizing her? She’s making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy. . . Daryl, if you’re out there, I apologize. Where do I get off criticizing you? There are people I can criticize: politicians, pond scum. Not other artists that have gone through a hard life, same as me. She hasn’t had it easy either.”
  • Crosby admitted that his statements were made out of concern for Young:  “I was worried that he was going to be taken advantage of. But the truth is that’s not my place to judge. That’s the bottom line. It’s not my place to judge other human beings like that. That was judgmental and stupid and careless and I regret it a lot.”
  • Crosby revealed that he called Young after his statements hit the street: “He wanted me to print a retraction. I said, ‘I don’t know about that.’ The first thing that I did was apologize right away. I said, ‘Neil, I shouldn’t have shot my mouth off. I’m sorry.'”
  • Crosby added that he’s yet to apologize to Hannah, saying, “But I’m doing that right now. Daryl, I apologize. I was wrong. I have no place to stand to do that. I have no right. I haven’t earned that right. I’m the guy that wound up in prison, not her.”

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