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David Crosby Talks GroundUp Music Festival: "Don't Think You'll Get a Better Shot at Hearing Real Music"

Courtesy of Miami New Times

Did David Crosby, who will play the North Beach Bandshell this Friday, always want to be a musician?

"I wanted to be an actor once, but, yeah, I wanted to make music."

Is it true Dennis Hopper based his character in Easy Rider on Crosby?


Was he offended by that?

"Why would I be offended? Dennis was a friend of mine."

"Look, I'm here to talk about a music festival I'm doing"

Announcing the David Crosby & Friends Tour 2017

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby, is heading out on tour in April and May. Joining him will be five exceptionally talented 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.

Ultimate Classic Rock - Listen to David Crosby’s New Bi-Partisan Protest Song, ‘Capitol’

David Crosby is taking bi-partisan aim at Congress with a new protest song. Check out “Capitol,” where he excoriates elected officials for putting personal gain above duty, below.

“They come for the power, for the power they stay,” Crosby sings. “They’ll do anything to keep it that way.” The Soundcloud song description goes one step further: “This is what we think of you Congress!”

Brooklyn Vegan - David Crosby played Town Hall (review, setlist)

Legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby returned this year with Lighthouse, his second solo album of the 2010s (following 2014’s Croz, which was his first album in 21 years), and his first album to tap into the style of Crosby’s legendary 1971 debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, since that album. He recorded it with the assistance of Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, and Crosby says it was Michael who had the idea to bring that sound back (perhaps because it’s his most influential album on modern musicians).

PremierGuitar - David Crosby: The Greatest Joy

Five decades into his storied career, David Crosby should need no introduction to anyone seriously interested in guitar playing or songwriting. There are, of course, latecomers to every party, so we’ll start here with a few highlights from his musical life, for those of you who may not know Croz’s story.

David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band - Joni Mitchell's Woodstock

David Crosby, Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis practicing in the greenroom before performing. They're currently playing "Woodstock" as part of The Lighthouse Tour.

Tickets and shows can be found here: *The Lighthouse band will also be performing at The GroundUP Music Festival in February (

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’

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.