Graham Nash to Play ’70s Albums Live

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Graham Nash has announced select fall dates at which he and his band will perform both his debut and sophomore solo records, 1971’s Songs for Beginners and1974’s Wild Tales, in their entirety, plus other favorites. Those dates are South Orange, N.J.’s South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sept. 26, N.Y.C.’s Town Hall on Sept. 27, as well as shows in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 28 and Boston, Mass., on Sept. 29.

Tickets are available here and here.

Songs for Beginners, released in 1971, was Graham Nash’s solo debut apart from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and was recorded in the immediate aftermath of Nash’s breakup with Joni Mitchell. It includes tracks such as “Chicago/We Can Change the World,” “Military Madness,” “I Used to Be a King” and “Simple Man.” Nash’s solo followup was 1974’s Wild Tales, featuring songs like “Oh Camil,” “Prison Song,” “Another Sleep Song” and “I Miss You.”

In a press release announcing the shows, Nash said, “The experience of revisiting the music I made almost 50 years ago, live in front of an audience, gives me the chance to actually play the songs as was envisioned those many years ago. Each ‘side’ of the album was programmed as a short 20-minute suite, a musical journey to be taken not really knowing or caring where that journey would take the listener. I look forward to rediscovering my music and sharing it with the audience.”

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Nash and friends will perform both albums in full plus favorites from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills and Nash and from his solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening.

In 2018, Nash released Over the Years…, a two-disc collection of his best-known songs from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

On January 31, the U.K. Americana Music Association presented Nash with its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Nash by Hollies co-founder Allan Clarke. Past recipients of the award include Richard Thompson and Robert Plant.

Graham Nash 2019 Tour Dates
*Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales in full, plus other favorites

Mar 22 – The Palladium at the Center for the Perf. Arts – Carmel, IN
Mar 23 – Walker Theatre – Chattanooga, TN
Mar 25 – The Barns At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Mar 27 – The Barns At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Mar 28 – The Barns At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Mar 29 – West Virginia Univ. Creative Arts Center – Morgantown, WV
Mar 31 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE
Apr 02 – Beacon Theatre – Hopewell, VA
Apr 03 – Fletcher Opera Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Apr 04 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC

Jul 13 – Aix-les-Bains, France – Festival Musilac
Jul 28 – Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany – Burg Herzberg Festival
Jul 29 – Essen, Germany – Lichtburg
Jul 30 – Nuremburg, Germany – Serenadenhof
Aug 01 – Wickham, UK – Wickham Festival
Aug 02 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug 03 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace Theatre

Sep 26 – South Orange PAC – South Orange, NJ*
Sep 27 – Town Hall Theatre – New York, NY*
Sep 28 – The Egg – Albany, NY*
Sep 29 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA*

Watch Graham Nash perform “I Used to Be a King”

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