Rock Report: CSN Wraps Tour Tonight
Crosby, Stills, & Nash wrap up their 2012 tour tonight (October 22nd) with the fifth and final show of their first ever run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. CSN, who have been on the road since June, are treating the fans attending the tour closer to a performance of their classic 1969 self-titled debut album. Although most of the album’s legendary cuts, such as “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Guinnevere,” and “Long Time Gone,” receive regular workouts on the road, tonight’s show marks the first time that CSN has performed the album in it’s entirety, top-to-tail, live in concert.
Among the many highlights of the CSN tour have been the performances of the new David Crosby composition, called, “Radio.” Crosby says that he’s amazed that the muse can still run so hot in him after decades of songwriting: “The thing that I like about ‘Radio,’ is that it’s saying, ‘You can reach out.’ Not only can you, but it’s your job to look out for other human beings. I’m encouraged by me writing a song like that when I’m this old, I’m this battered, and been through as much as I have. There’s a youthfulness to it; a certain positiveness and I still believe!”