Graham Nash Sets New Album in Busy 2023

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Graham Nash has released the first track, “Right Now,” from his first new studio album in seven years. The LP, Now, arrives May 19, 2023, via BMG. It’s part of a busy year for the music legend who turned 81 on Feb. 2 and is set to return to the road this spring with a run of performances throughout the U.S. And in another welcome bit of news, Nash has collaborated with his former Hollies bandmate, Allan Clarke, on the latter’s upcoming album, I’ll Never Forget, coming April 7.

Nash’s 2023 tour—which he’s calling Sixty Years of Songs and Stories—marks the 60th anniversary of Nash’s first single with the Hollies, one of the leaders of the British Invasion of the 1960s, and includes multiple night residencies in New York; Chicago; Alexandria, Va., and Annapolis, Md. Additionally, in June and July Nash will be revisiting his western U.S. tour dates that were previously postponed due to Covid. See below for a list of upcoming dates.

Now, which Nash describes as “the most personal album I’ve recorded,” is his first new studio album since 2016’s This Path Tonight. His most recent live album, Graham Nash: Live, features Nash performing his first two critically acclaimed solo albums, Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales, in their entirety, recorded on tour in the Northeastern U.S. in September 2019.

In addition to his two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions (with Crosby, Stills and Nash and the Hollies), he was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well—as a solo artist and with CSN—and he is also a Grammy Award winner.

Related: Our Album Rewind of Songs For Beginners

The track listing for Now includes “Buddy’s Back,” a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll great that the Hollies were named after. The track, pairing Nash and Clarke, was the first song released from Clarke’s upcoming album. Nash describes Clarke as “my oldest friend.” They met when they were six.

Now is available for pre-order here. “I called this album ‘Now’ because that’s what this work is,” Nash says. “It’s me. Now. In this moment in my life. It’s no small thing getting to be my age. It’s not easy. I wanted this work to show that even when you reach this point in your life you feel no less creative or passionate about what you do, and how you exist in the world.”

SIXTY YEARS OF SONGS AND STORIES TOUR (Tickets are available here and here)
Apr 12—The Colonial Theatre—Phoenixville, PA
Apr 13—The Colonial Theatre—Phoenixville, PA
Apr 15—Ram’s Head On Stage—Annapolis, MD
Apr 16—Ram’s Head On Stage—Annapolis, MD
Apr 18—The Birchmere—Alexandria, VA
Apr 19— The Birchmere—Alexandria, VA
Apr 21—Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall—Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 22—Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall—Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 23—The Palladium—Carmel, IN
Apr 25—Old Town School of Folk Music—Chicago, IL
Apr 26—Old Town School of Folk Music—Chicago, IL
Apr 28—Old Town School of Folk Music—Chicago, IL
Apr 29—Old Town School of Folk Music—Chicago, IL
Apr 30—Old Town School of Folk Music—Chicago, IL
May 02—The Dakota—Minneapolis, MN
May 04—The Dakota—Minneapolis, MN
May 05—The Dakota—Minneapolis, MN
May 07—Southern Theatre—Columbus, OH
May 08—Asbury Hall—Buffalo, NY
May 10—Bethel Woods Event Gallery—Bethel Woods, NY
May 11—Beverly, MA—Cabot Theater
May 13—The Music Hall—Portsmouth, NH
May 14—City Winery—New York, NY
May 16—City Winery—New York, NY
May 17—City Winery—New York, NY
Jun 17—Smothers Theatre—Malibu, CA
Jun 18—Humphrey’s—San Diego, CA
Jun 20—Fox Theatre—Tucson, AZ
Jun 21—Celebrity Theatre—Phoenix, AZ
Jun 24—Boulder Theater—Boulder, CO
Jun 25—Washington’s—Fort Collins, CO
Jun 27—Strings Music Pavilion—Steamboat Springs, CO
Jun 29—Riverwalk Center—Breckenridge, CO
Jul 01—The Egyptian Theatre—Park City, UT
Jul 02—The Egyptian Theatre—Park City, UT
Jul 03—The Egyptian Theatre—Park City, UT
Jul 07—The Panida—Sandpoint, ID
Jul 08—Pantages Theater—Tacoma, WA
Jul 10—Freight and Salvage—Berkeley, CA
Jul 11—Freight and Salvage—Berkeley, CA
Jul 13—Freight and Salvage—Berkeley, CA
Jul 15—Lobero Theatre—Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 16—Lobero Theatre—Santa Barbara, CA

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  1. The Saguaro
    #1 The Saguaro 15 November, 2022, 16:06

    I wonder if he will have a band with him or just a guitar accompanist?

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  2. Dinomartino
    #2 Dinomartino 16 November, 2022, 01:21

    I wish he never left the Hollies. A much better and likable and poppier band than C, S, N. Imho.

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