David Crosby, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, is returning to Ridgefield.
On this tour, he will be performing music from his latest album -- Sky Trails -- alongside some of his best-loved songs and greatest hits.
Crosby graces the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m., part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.
For tickets, which cost $126 apiece, call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street in Ridgefield.
The indelible cultural touchstone for more than three generations has collaborated with dozens of artists, including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Phil Collins, Elton John and Carole King and is one of the few artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is.
Crosby is a folk-rock pioneer and was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. He also has served as a social conscience, not only eloquently writing about societal issues on such songs as 'Ohio," “Almost Cut My Hair” and “Wooden Ships,” but continuously donating concert proceeds to like-minded causes (a portion of your ticket purchase will benefit one of the artist’s causes.)
His towering influence and brilliant ability to capture the spirit of our times in his music remains undiminished. His latest album Sky Trails has garnered critical success with Rolling Stone stating that the album, “...affirms this late-career marvel's almost uncanny ability to reconcile his youthful inspiration and ideals with mature wisdom.” Joining him on stage will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.
Crosby formed The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, winning widespread recognition for his songwriting and charismatic presence.
Driven by hits including "Eight Miles High," "Turn! Turn! Turn!," and a cover of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," The Byrds' signature electric folk-rock influenced countless musicians.
Crosby left The Byrds in 1967 to embark on a lifelong collaboration with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills.
Renowned for vocal harmonies, stellar musicianship and timeless songs, Crosby, Stills, & Nash (CSN) have been called "the voice of a generation," and were Grammy-honored in 1969 as Best New Artist. The trio's self-titled debut album introduced classics including the Crosby-penned tracks "Guinnevere" and "Wooden Ships"—today, it is included on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Crosby is also the author of three books including Stand and Be Counted: Making Music, Making History/The Dramatic Story of the Artists and Causes That Changed America, which underscores his commitment to social activism, and belief that artists and musicians are potent agents for change. Crosby's two autobiographical volumes are Long Time Gone and Since Then: How I Survived Everything And Lived To Tell About It. Come see David Crosby & Friends at The Ridgefield Playhouse and help David Crosby make the world a better place.
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