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Published: 2013/10/07
by Brad Tucker

Graham Nash, City Winery, NYC- 9/26

Graham Nash, who is out promoting his new autobiography Wild Tales, closed out his City Winery residency with a three hour sold-out show. Spanning his career, Nash played songs from his solo work, to The Hollies, to songs he wrote with good friend David Crosby, to songs which were made famous with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Nash noted multiple times the great thing about playing without David Crosby and Stephen Stills is that he gets to play all his own songs, and not the usual set of eight his, eight of Crosby’s, and eight of Stills’s. Midway through the show Nash told of story of writing a song for longtime girlfriend Joni Mitchell, that resulted in “Simple Man.” He recounted another time when he asked his friends Stephen Stills and Neil Young to meet him in Chicago in 1986 to play at a riot outside the Democratic National Convention that turned into the song “Chicago, We Can Change The World.”

Nash closed the show with a string of CSN hits that included Our House, Marrakesh Express, and an acoustic take on The Beatles “Blackbird” before closing with a full room sing-along “Teach Your Children.”

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