Crosby, Stills & Nash: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA - August 13, 2005
We caught one of the area concerts of Crosby, Stills & Nash last Saturday evening at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Vienna, Virginia. It was very warm summer night that even Graham commented on saying "I'm from England and it's HOT".
It was great hanging out on the lawn, picnicing, and polishing off a few bottles of white wine with some Neil buddies like Expecting To Fly.
The setlist contained something for everyone from the greatest hits to a few new songs.
Stephen Stills performed a couple of new songs from his upcoming CD "Man Alive!" (which will feature Neil Young on "Round the Bend") and it sounds promising.
Stills took a number of solos during the show, strutting out to the stage lip and generating some nice applause. One can only wonder what Crosby thought of Stephen's solo theatrics during "Almost Cut My Hair"?
From a review in The Washington Post by Pamela Murray Winters:
"What's in those immunosuppressive drugs, anyway? David Crosby sang his heart (and transplanted liver) out on Saturday; it's fair to say that he sounded better on the Wolf Trap boards than he has on many stages, at many stages of his problem-riddled life."
photo by Hugh Talman
CSN were in quite good spirits. Graham Nash had been at the Smithsonian the day prior to accept an award for his contribution to digital photography. According to the Washington Post, Nash, along with Crosby, were guests of honor at a ceremony in the National Museum of Natural History. Graham Nash, is a pioneer in the field of digital imaging and printing. Nash donated the world's first digital printer used for fine art photography.
Not only that, Crosby & Nash taped an appearance on the TV shout-fest Hardball hosted by Chris Matthews. Take a look. As Graham commented from the stage: "We came to Washington and kicked-ass". Go Graham!
Pamela Murray Winters concludes her review nicely with:
"When Crosby, on eloquent acoustic guitar with Nash on backing vocals, crooned "Guinnevere," he made time stop. When he and his gray buddies threw themselves headlong into "Almost Cut My Hair," they revealed how much time had passed since their heyday, but they did it with humor, affection and panache."
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