Graham Nash Calls CSN's Relationship With Neil Young 'Difficult'
Graham Nash revealed that the reason that Crosby, Stills, & Nash are on the road this year is because Neil Young left Stephen Stills in the cold when he backed out of the Buffalo Springfield's reunion tour at the last minute. Nash was asked by AZCentral.com if that puts a strain on CSN's relationship with Young. Nash pulled no punches by saying, "It's always difficult. We've almost always felt like a redheaded stepchild with Neil. But our relationship is fine. It's just that we have to be very careful, because you never know with Neil. We could set up a whole CSNY tour and employ 80 people and get 40 buses and trucks, and have him cancel. So it's a very shaky situation. (Laughs). 'Shakey.' That's funny because that's his nickname."
He went on to add: "But needless to say, making music with Neil is a special thing, and we will do it because we're music junkies. Regardless of how he's treated us or how we've treated him, we still love to make music with the guy because it's something special."
When asked if he sees another CSNY tour happening in the near future, Nash said: "I'm not holding my breath, and I'm not sitting by the phone, but if it rings and it's Neil, we're there. It's that simple. And unfortunately, it's that one-sided. We'll do it, because the music is fantastic. We know that with Neil we could make incredible music that nobody else in the world can make. And, of course, financially, it's ridiculous."
Graham Nash told us, plain and simple, that making music with Young as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young has always led to fascinating results: "I love to make music with Neil. It's very different with Neil. Y'know, it's a very different band -- there's more edge, it's darker, it's funkier. It's just different."
Crosby, Stills, & Nash tour dates (subject to change):
September 11 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
September 12 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 14 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 15 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino
September 17 - Arcata, CA - John Van Duzer Theatre
September 19, 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
September 22 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
September 23 - San Rafael, CA - Marin Center
September 25 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For The Arts
September 26 - Carmel, CA For The Benefit Of The Women at Sunset Cultural Center
September 28 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
September 29, 30 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
October 16, 17, 19, 20 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre