David Crosby Performs Byrds Classic As Pete Seeger Tribute
David Crosby has taken to performing his Byrds classic "Turn, Turn, Turn" during his recent solo shows in tribute of its writer, folk legend Pete Seeger, who died on January 28th of natural causes at age 94. Crosby, who's touring in support of Croz -- his first new album in over 20 years -- has already been dipping into his early band's catalogue with the group's 1966 single, "Eight Miles High," opening his gigs' second set. "Turn, Turn, Turn," which was Seeger's take on Ecclesiastes, scored the Byrds their second chart-topper of 1965, following their cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."
Although David Crosby has toured alone and acoustic, as a duo, and as a trio -- he maintains that it's the energy between the members of a full band that excites him the most: "I love that interaction back and forth with other people, I think sparking off of that. I mean, if you go into the thing, y'know, and it's all about you and you want all the publishing, and you want all the credit, and you want to be the star -- well, that's a different thing. Use whatever it takes to elevate that song, to communicate that song." February 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour