Crosby, Nash: 'We Love Singing Together'

By Frannie Carr

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May 23, 2011

David Crosby and Graham Nash are seen in WGBH's Brighton radio studios. (Jess Bidgood/WGBH)


BOSTON — In the music world, many collaborations are temporal. But the partnership between David Crosby and Graham Nash — of what was once Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — endures decades after the two began working together. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are legendary for their airtight and crystal-clear vocal harmonies, as sublime when delivered by simply these two together as they are from the larger configurations.

In town last week for a performance at Boston's Wilbur theater, the duo told WGBH's Emily Rooney that it feels natural to continue working together.

“We love singing together. It’s sort of like two pilots who have flown a lot together  and fly in really tight formation because they know where the other guy’s wing is," Crosby explained.

“And if this pilot wants to fly left, I’ll fly left with him," Nash jumped in.

Nash added that they like to take their audiences on that journey, too. "We put people through a lot of emotional changes in our show. I mean, it’s 24-25 songs and we’re serious as a heart attack about every note and every word,” Nash said.

Click to listen to Emily Rooney's full interview with Crosby and Nash.



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