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Nashville Scene - David Crosby Brings His Socially Conscious Folk-Rock to Nashville

Rock legend talks Trump, songwriting, Nashville and more

Folk-rock icon David Crosby is right in the middle of a late-career renaissance. But for the life of him, he can’t figure out why.

Basking in a sunny autumn day near his central California home, Crosby is surrounded by “vineyards and horse ranches and stuff, nice rolling hills and oak trees” as he talks to the Scene via phone. He’s just released Lighthouse, his second full album of new tunes in as many years, and only the fifth such set in his entire history as a solo artist.

Music Aficionado Interview - David Crosby's Top 5 Tips For Guitarists

On classic tracks like Guinnevere, Déjà Vu and Tracks in the Dust, David Crosby made magic by using alternate tunings. Asked to describe his process for working non-standard tunings into his music, the veteran musician laughs and says, "There isn't one, even after all these years."

Lexgo Interview: Writing, singing and touring at 75, David Crosby is ‘a very happy guy’

BY WALTER TUNIS
Contributing Music Critic

It would be a fair assessment, in listening to some of David Crosby’s records through the decades, that he wasn’t always the most cheerful of artists.

Ultimate Classic Rock - David Crosby Talks About His New Album, Songwriting and More: Exclusive Interview

David Crosby released his fifth solo album, Lighthouse, a mostly acoustic, nine-song collection that blends his signature voice with intricate guitar work and lyrics, in October 2016.

Acoustic Guitar: David Crosby—A Life Acoustic, His Story as Seen Through the Prism of His Guitars

"It’s hopeless," David Crosby says. "If you ask me about dates and stuff, it’s not going to work." Crosby’s annoyed. Specificity is not his thing. "I’m one hundred and ninety two years old," he goes on. "I can’t remember which year what happened."

Rolling Stone Review: David Crosby's 'Lighthouse' Is His Finest Since the Seventies

Lights twinkle, flicker, blaze, and sparkle throughout David Crosby's finest solo album since his melancholy 1971 masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name. A subtly cohesive set of tunes reflecting Crosby's politics, spirituality and emotional maturity, Lighthouse is an unusually robust late-career move radiating inventive musicianship, relaxed self-assurance and gently cantankerous autumnal wisdom.

WTF with Marc Maron - David Crosby Interview

David Crosby readily admits that he probably shouldn't be alive. Drug addiction, alcoholism and health issues have taken their toll but have not knocked David out. He's still making music and going out on tour, but he had a little time to talk with Marc about The Byrds, CSN, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, Altamont, Melissa Etheridge, and much more. This episode is sponsored by MeUndies, Seeso, Stamps.com, and ZipRecruiter.
 

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Entertainment Weekly - David Crosby premieres pensive 'By the Light of Common Day'

BY ERIC RENNER BROWN - Entertainment Weekly
 
Later this month, famed rocker David Crosby will release his fifth solo album, Lighthouse. He’s already released two tracks from the collection — “Things We Do For Love” and “The City” — and now he’s shared another cut, the pensive, spare “By the Light of Common Day,” which EW is excited to premiere below.
 
“The song was inspired by our emotional relationship to our writing music,” Crosby tells EW by email. The song features jazz vocalist and frequent Snarky Puppy collaborator Becca Stevens.

Rolling Stone - The Last Word: David Crosby Talks Trump, Kanye, What Prison Taught Him

Singer also sounds off on Justin Bieber, hard drugs and why he's glad CSN are done
 
For the first time in 50 years, David Crosby is a man without a band. CSN/CSNY have completely dissolved, and Roger McGuinn refuses to even consider a Byrds reunion. It's given Crosby time to finally focus 100 percent of his attention on his solo career. The forthcoming Lighthouse is the singer-songwriter's second album in two years, and another is on the way next year.

David Crosby Gear Giveaway

David’s upcoming record is special for many reasons, one of which being the delicate and sophisticated sonic quality of the recording.

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