Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby has been a fixture on the American music landscape since the early 1960s. The two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee turned 74 this year and earlier this week he confirmed a North American West Coast Solo Acoustic Tour in March of next year. Showing no signs of slowing down (and still tweeting up a storm), Croz’s work in the live setting is the focus of this week’s Spotify Playlist – David Crosby Takes The Stage – featuring the renowned vocalist and musician performing live with an assortment of lineups.
The collection starts with the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival in which Crosby appeared with The Byrds and filled a guest role with Buffalo Springfield. The various collaborations with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young are peppered throughout the playlist including famed live CSNY LP 4 Way Street and his live album with Nash Another Stoney Evening.
Crosby’s work as a solo artist – like his upcoming tour – is on display in recordings from a tour in 1993 which appeared on his album It’s All Coming Back To Me Now and features Chris Robinson on rendition of “Almost Cut My Hair.” Another highlight is a guest spot with Nash at Royal Albert Hall in London joining David Gilmour for a stirring performance of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in 2006. There are also recordings from a Bridge School Benefit and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame concerts featuring CSN along with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Paul Simon. It’s a robust 60 tracks presented chronologically from his earliest days to more recent gigs he’s played.