Premiere: Graham Nash ‘Myself at Last’ Video

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Photo of Graham Nash by Amy Grantham

Photo of Graham Nash featured in the “Myself at Last” video, by Amy Grantham

For Graham Nash, stagnation is unthinkable. He has always been about growth and change—about looking forward. On his latest release, This Path Tonight, Nash—whose career has spanned more than five decades and is nowhere near its conclusion—explores those themes while also reassessing where he’s been in 10 new songs of reflection and transition, songs that are among the finest of his career. One of the most poignant tunes on the new album is its second track, “Myself At Last.”

Now, Best Classic Bands is pleased to present the video premiere for “Myself At Last.” Nash has toured the U.K., Europe and the U.S. extensively in support of This Path Tonight. The pictures featured in the clip were all taken by photographer Amy Grantham during the tour.

The song comes at a pivotal point in Nash’s life and career. The singer announced earlier this year that Crosby, Stills and Nash would no longer make music together, and sings of leaving the past behind, of bounding straight ahead toward the future. Nash told Best Classic Bands: “‘Myself At Last’ is one of the most honest songs on the album…I sometimes go on the road to ‘lose’ myself but lately I’ve found myself…at last.”

In a tender voice filled with naked emotion, Nash sings:

“Light is slowly fading
And the night comes on so fast
I’m drowning in my dreams
It’s so hard to fight the past
When all is said and done
It’s so hard to count the cost
When I’m rolling down
This lonesome road
To lose myself at last

When I’m rolling down
This lonesome road
To lose myself at last”

“‘Myself At Last’ is a very personal song,” Nash said in a video interview about the album. “I question all the answers and I try to answer all the questions. I wonder if my future is going to be like my past…it’s very difficult to fight that past. I’m very proud of what I did with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. But with all due respect, that was the last 50 years. I want to know what’s going to happen with the next 50 years.”

Related: The Dennis Elsas Conversation With Graham Nash

Produced by Shane Fontayne, who accompanies Nash on guitar in his live performances, This Path Tonight is Nash’s first solo release of new music in 14 years. “What a pleasure it was recording this album,” said Nash on his website. “Shane and I had written 20 songs in a month and recorded them in eight days. The music has a different feel to my earlier albums although I hear echoes of each one. This journey of mine was one of self-discovery, of intense creation, of absolute passion.”

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Nash’s U.S. tour resumes next month. Tickets are available at his website.

U.S. Tour Summer and Fall Dates:

Sept 23 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
Sept 24 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Sept 25 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
Sept 27 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
Sept 28 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe
Oct 01 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Oct 02 – Portland, ME – State Theater
Oct 04 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
Oct 05 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct 07 – Westhampton Beach, NY – Westhampton Beach PAC
Oct 08 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
Oct 09 – Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank Music

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  1. Peggysue
    #1 Peggysue 16 August, 2016, 00:04

    Just seen Graham in Portland Oregon. Absolutely awesome concert. I love the small venue. Had a really really neat time. Brought tears to my eyes I love the fact that he was barefoot on a Barefoot hippie myself

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