Graham Nash brings songs and stories to the Garde Saturday
As far as divying up the songwriting responsibilities in their super group, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills (and Neil Young, when it occurred to him to drop by) each shouldered the weight with skill and vision. It's also probably true that there was enough competitive spirit to bolster the substantial talent they respectively brought to the rehearsal room to begin with.
Nash, who probably has the lowest profile of the group — or at least makes the least noise (although he wrote an intriguing 2013 memoir) — is at the point where he lets his music do the talking. Or singing, if you will.
As the vocalist/composer of "Military Madness," "Cathedral," "Teach Your Children," "Our House," "Immigration Man," "Marrakesh Express," "Just a Song Before I Go," "Into the Darkness" and many more, Nash has had the inclination to relax and, when he does tour, rely on this substantially great catalog.
Nash, a two-time Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is in fact on the road and plays the Garde Arts Center Saturday. He's in a stripped-down trio format that allows fans to see how the tunes were originally composed, and he also will share funny and tender and revealing anecdotes as part of the show. And this: After several years, Nash returned in 2016 with the very, very good new solo album called "This Path Tonight." It's a totally competitive recording, so hopefully he'll share a few of those tunes, as well.
Graham Nash, 8 p.m. Saturday, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $49-$69; (860) 444-7373.
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