2 time Rock’N’Roll Hall Of Famer, and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, for the 1st time ever will release a solo live CD plus DVD package, as well as digital.
Arriving December 9th, 2022 (new date!) via BMG, the folk rock legend and cultural force for over 50 years, continues his late period renaissance with the release of “David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band Live At The Capitol Theatre”.
Continuing to forge new paths in his 8th decade, Crosby again joins forces with Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League, the 3 musicians known as The Lighthouse Band, who he’s been working with since 2016’s “Lighthouse” album.
Far from just a solo live album an DVD, working with his 1st new band since CPR (Crosby, Pevar & Raymond), Crosby & The Lighthouse Band quickly discovered their chemistry took a collaborative leap during their 2018 tour together in support of Crosby’s 7th solo album, “Here If You Listen”, culminating in this live recorded set on the last night of the run.
Recorded and filmed at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, in a particularly meaningful turn for Crosby, the 16 track live offering includes an uncut gem with the song “1974”, a long lost demo track that Crosby had floating around on his computer hard drive for decades.
Vocalist and guitarist Michael League shares, “I found the demo and I listened to it. I fell in love with this and I thought, you know, Crosby should finish this and he said, ‘Man, it’s been sitting on my computer for 40 years, so you know, whatever, sure’, so I sent it to Becca Stevens and she was like, ‘give me a crack at it’, so she came in a couple of days later with 4 part harmonies for the entire song, lyrics for the entire song, and we sat down that day and kind of fine tuned things, and so 44 years after it’s kind of conception a song was born”.
This very special live performance acts as a celebration of sorts as it spotlights the kindred relationship Crosby shares with League, Stevens and Willis.
Stevens offers, “The Lighthouse band is family. David and I tease about my not ‘understanding the magnitude of his brilliance’. I didn’t grow up with his music. I knew his name, but that was about it. I’ve gotten to know him purely through my experience of him in the present moment, generous, endlessly inspired, ambitious, and completely insane, in all my favorite ways. A man who has known immense fame, and yet would start a band at 70 something with 3 youngish weirdos, begging them to share the light with him. There’s something truly wonderful in that, and truly David”.
Willis adds, “He has gifted us his friendship, care, wisdom, humor, family, and community. And in addition, he has given Mike, Becca and I endless tools to create something of beauty to offer. This is because he truly believes in music, and its ability to profoundly change and make better those who encounter it. I’m so grateful to have a fighter like Croz in my life”.