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An Evening With David Crosby and Friends at Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Posted by Slinger Straps on 3/8/2017 to News
An Evening With David Crosby and Friends at Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Having played at the Woodstock Festival in 1971 and been a part of the Greenwich Village scene from which Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, among many others, emerged, David Crosby is a piece of living history. But more than that, the talented guitarist, singer-songwriter, and co-founder of Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash blows minds with his innovative acoustic guitar style and "heavenly harmonizing," according to Rolling Stone.

As part of his tour this spring, he will be performing on April 25, 2017 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre, a boutique Amphitheatre on the picturesque hillside in Paso Robles. Joining him will be five musical friends: James Raymond (keys), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Jeff Pevar (guitar), Michelle Willis (keys and vocals), and Mai Agan, an Estonian bass guitarist known for playing the electric bass and fretless bass in jazz-fusion style. They will be performing songs from Crosby's solo albums Lighthouse, Croz, the soon to be released Sky Trails, as well as his greatest hits. The show is a must-go for anyone who is a fan of 60s' and 70s' rock and folk music.

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As a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Crosby is known for his use of alternate guitar tunings and jazz influences, both of which have made him emblematic of the 1960s' counterculture. At 75, he is still as engaging and talented performer as always, and continues to stun his audience with incomparable guitar work and powerful voice. He said in an interview with Miami New Times, "I don't have a secret. I don't understand it since I did everything wrong in my life to my voice except for smoking cigarettes and drinking whiskey. At 75, my voice is sounding better than it ever has."

His 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name, widely regarded as a cult classic, peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, and earned a gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies in the United States. His most recent album Lighthouse received similar high praise from Rolling Stone, which wrote of it, "Lights twinkle, flickers, blaze, and sparkle throughout David Crosby's finest solo album since his melancholy 1971 masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name. A subtly cohesive set of tunes reflecting Crosby's politics, spirituality and emotional maturity, Lighthouse is an unusually robust late-career move radiating inventive musicianship, relaxed self-assurance and gently cankerous autumnal wisdom."

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For more information about the concert, or to get your tickets, please click here