An Evening with Graham Nash

The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, November 9, 8:00PM
$48 member, $58 non-member
(all prices include $1 for Guacamole fund)

“…his infallible musical intuition, helped him deliver some of CSN’s and CSNY’s most melodic and memorable recordings.” – Huffington Post


Graham Nash will be performing as a trio, accompanied by James Raymond (keyboards) and Shane Fontayne (guitar)—who are also part of CSN’s touring band. “The chance to play my songs with two such great musicians is thrilling to me,” says Nash. “I don’t do this often and I’m so looking forward to the tour. A splendid time is guaranteed for all . . .”Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform a series of “An Evening With” concerts during a break in Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 2013 tour.

Nash’s long awaited autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life will be published on September 24.  On this tour, Nash will continue his long-time tradition of raising money for charity through the Guacamole Fund’s special benefit seats; in addition, he will be donating $1 per ticket sold to charity.

Born in Blackpool, England, Nash was appointed OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2010. He first rose to fame with The Hollies, and went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968—he continues to tour and record with CSN and CSNY, as well as in a duo with Crosby. As a solo artist, Nash’s repertoire reaches back to the classic 1971 album Songs For Beginners and includes 2002’s Songs For Survivors. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two-times (for CSN & The Hollies), and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (as an individual and with CSN). In May 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Boston’s Lesley University, where he spoke at the commencement.

While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian. This summer, “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” will open at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ on July 25. The exhibition will feature nearly 100 paintings, pastels, and hand embellished photographs. The gallery will also have several copies available of Love, Graham Nash, a handmade fine press book limited to 70 signed and numbered copies.  Nash will attend a special artist’s reception on July 27.

Nash’s work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash. In 1990, Nash’s passion for photography led him to establish Nash Editions, now one of the world’s top photographic printmaking houses, and recognized by the Smithsonian Institution for its role in the invention of digital fine art printing. Since 2005, its first IRIS 3047 printer and one of its first published works—Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby—have been in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Reviews of “An Evening with Graham Nash”

Incredible Show – Graham Nash!
I’ve always enjoyed the music of CSNY, CSN, CN, and each of the individual artists. I’ve seen Crosby, Stills and Young each solo. This is the first time I’ve seen Nash solo, and wow! Graham was just amazing and impressive. His voice was strong and has not lost anything over the years! The show included a great mix of refreshing, energetic, new songs, with some classics; that continue to highlight Graham’s dedication. He is committed to informing listeners about world events and is passionate in trying to make the world a nicer, peaceful, place. Graham is personable, friendly, a gentle man with a positive attitude, and great role model to those in society that take the time to listen. He continues to teach our children well…Favorite moment: The entire performance!
Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 Posted 09/23/2013

Amazing singer and songwriter
Anyone unsure of seeing him without Crosby, Stills or Young, do yourself a favor and don’t miss this show ..Graham Nash wrote many of their best songs and elaborates how they were written.
Golden Nugget – Atlantic City, NJ – Sat, Sep 21, 2013 Posted 09/24/2013

Master Song Writer
It was great how he told stories about how his songs developed and what influenced the process. he was very personable – loved every second….
Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 Posted 09/21/2013

Graham Nash’s Music – A Rare Gift to Boston
I have seen Graham Nash dozens and dozens of times in all the various CSNY combinations since 1970, and always have high expectations for a great show. However, I still was not prepared for the gift he gave the audience at the Wilbur Theatre on Sept. 18th. He, James Raymond, and Shane Fontayne, were utterly, unbelievably fantastic. GN dug deep into his catalog (“Marguerita”, “Lady Of The Island”), played the hits, and offered some surprises, like” Ohio”! At almost 72, he exuded youthful energy, told wonderful stories of how and why his songs were written, and, as always, sounded great. What a marvelous singer he is, and always has been. Seeing this show reminded me of something of which I’ve been aware for almost 50 years: I am very glad that I am a fan! And now I get to read his autobiography! Favorite moment: Every moment!
Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 Posted 09/21/2013

Don’t miss this legend!
I have also seen CSNY and Neil Young and was not sure about Graham alone, although he was always one of my fav’s! I was amazed at his voice, the musicians that played and sang with him, and at the overall professional and wonderfully intimate setting that the Birchmere gave him. If you miss this man on tour, especially if he plays a venue like the Birchmere, then you are missing a true legend of our time. Favorite moment: All great
Birchmere – VA, VA – 09/15/2013 Posted 09/18/2013



From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, Wild Tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.

Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cass Elliot, Dylan, and other rock luminaries. From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, Wild Tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.

Graham Nash’s songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as “Carrie Anne,” “On A Carousel,” “Simple Man,” “Our House,” “Marrakesh Express,” and “Teach Your Children.” From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist.

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