BrerRabbit - 8/11/2017 at 09:50 PM
His third new solo record since 2014, and from the little I've heard another great one. This recent explosion of inspiration from Croz is incredible. The man is on fire! He isn't looking back over his shoulder, this is all new. Track link posted below has a nice Steely Dan influence . . .
He will be touring this fall, full band. don't miss him, this isn't going to last forever . . .
David Crosby – Fall 2017 North American Tour Dates
Oct 30 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
Nov 1 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
Nov 2 - Burnsville, MN - Ames Center
Nov 4 - Carmel, IN - The Palladium - Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 5 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
Nov 7 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Nov 8 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
Nov 10 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts
Nov 12 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Nov 13 - Boston, MA - City Winery
Nov 15 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Nov 17 - Albany, NY - The Egg Center For the Performing Arts
Nov 18 - Rutland, VT - Paramount Theater
Nov 20 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov 21 - Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
Nov 25 - New York, NY - The Concert Hall at NYSEC
Nov 26 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov 28 - Vienna, VA - The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 29 - Vienna, VA - The Barns at Wolf Trap
Dec 1 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
Dec 2 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theater
Dec 4 - Nashville, TN - CMA Theatre - Country Music Hall of Fame
Dec 5 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery Atlanta
Dec 7 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
Dec 9 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theater
[Edited on 8/11/2017 by BrerRabbit]
Stephen - 8/12/2017 at 01:22 AM
Awesome, thanks for update -- Croz is one great CD, picked it up based on reviews here & very glad I did -- a tremendous CD -- David put on a real nice show in the late 1980s or so at the Orpheum
owencarol - 8/12/2017 at 10:02 PM
Completely unimpressed. Weak vocals, so so band. The steely dan observation is okay. Lack of passion is not. Just because it's Crosby doesn't make it good. A dull comparison to If Only I Could Remember My Name.
BrerRabbit - 8/13/2017 at 12:46 AM
Just because it's Crosby doesn't make it good.
This deserves a reply. You know full well what you are implying there, so I get to answer. You are saying I am a dazzled hippy Crosby fanboy who would eat anything Crosby with a spoon and is hankering after the dregs of Melissa Etheridge's turkey baster. Wrong.
First off, I totally agree with your statement. And allow me to explain that I couldn't stand David Crosby until this latest flash of superior musicality.
To each his own. As with any music, if it is an artist you don't like, or are done with, or judge based on what grabbed you fifty years ago, it will be hard for you to enjoy. If I Could Only Remember My Name, sure, fantastic record, with the PERRO gang. Garcia, Casady, Slick, was Joni on that record too?, but only a few tracks, its about 36 min. and cmon, Cowboy Movie takes up a quarter of the record and is a two chord garage tossoff! Fun, but how long can you stand Em and A electric without even an attempt at inversions, and adlib lyrics with zero melody? It reduces IICORMN to about 28 min of actual composition, minus Music Is Love which, while certainly charming and worth the bong hit, is another impromptu hippy burn of a few minutes so when you get done boiling it down the record everyone claims is the Greatest Solo Croz Record Ever is only about 24 min of actual music! One lp side. To base his entire reputation as a solo artist for almost fifty years on? Nostalgia is one thing, but getting trapped in 1960's amber is another.
You are right just because it is the Croz doesn't make it good. In fact, for the most part over the decades it has meant pretty mediocre. I don't listen to any CSNY, am completely over it, except revisiting Deja Vu a few times in the late 20th century, I don't think I have played it in the 21st, and any of the commercial stuff from the last part of the 20th century and early 21st, I never bothered with. Walked out of a CSNY show after the first two songs in 1999 yawning. So I can state with confidence that I wouldn't say I liked Crosby's music just because it was Crosby.
I had pretty much given up on the Croz until his recent solo resurrection- saw him twice, solo acoustic last year, phenomenal. His new stuff is fantastic, great lyrics, fresh music, same strange off the wall tunings. The man can write. And play. And sing. And he has a lot of charisma and makes you feel right at home . . . .
Go hear the Croz live, you won't be disappointed. He ain't lookin back, and his music sounds a lot better if you don't. Just don't yell "Baste me Croz!" from the front row during the quiet part.
[Edited on 8/13/2017 by BrerRabbit]
owencarol - 8/13/2017 at 04:38 PM
Calm down man. I wasn't attempting to imply anything. It is simply my observation. If you enjoy it I'm happy for you! I've always found music to be very subjective. To each their own.
BrerRabbit - 8/13/2017 at 07:01 PM
Hahaha, no worries at all man, it was a fun rant - where else could I have sneaked in the turkey baster joke?
matt05 - 8/13/2017 at 07:10 PM
crosby has released some real winners lately