Happy Birthday to Graham Nash who turns 80 today (February 2nd)!!! Nash heads back on the road on March 2nd playing Collingswood, New Jersey's Scottish Rite Auditorium. Nash's road dates feature just him, Shane Fontayne -- Crosby, Stills, & Nash's longtime road guitarist, and keyboardist Todd Caldwell.
Nash announced yesterday (February 1st) that he would be following bandmate Neil Young in pulling his music off the Spotify streaming service.
Graham Nash, who published his latest photo book, A Life In Focus, in November, currently has three new projects in the work; a new original solo set, a live album comprised of recent performances of his first two albums -- 1971's Songs For Beginners and 1974's Wild Tales, along with a reunion with fellow Hollies co-founder and childhood friend Allan Clarke.
Last month, Graham Nash slammed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for using his song "Chicago" to promote an anti-vaccination rally on January 23rd. A portion of the song is used in a promotional video on the Children’s Health Defense site. Nash’s chorus -- featuring the hook line "We can change the world" -- is clearly heard in another song titled "Heart Of Freedom," which claims that the lyrics were penned by RFK Jr.
On January 22nd, Nash posted a message on Instagram writing: "The use of my song 'Chicago; by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense movement in a video to promote his organization’s rally in Washington, D.C. tomorrow (January 23rd) is not authorized, and I am taking steps to cause the cessation of its use. I do not support his anti-vaccination position as the history of the efficacy of the Covid 19 vaccines is well documented."
In October 2021, Graham Nash released a new track and video, titled "Vote," in the lead-up to the November 3rd presidential election. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told Rolling Stone, "I wanted to make sure that people understood that there were many people hitting rock bottom. And because this new Covid relief bill hasn’t been signed yet, there are people that are going to be made homeless, who will starve and won’t have enough money for rent and meds. It’s crazy."
In 2021 Nash compiled and produced Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young's critically lauded "50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" box set for the group's 1970's Déjà Vu.
2018 saw Nash's 30-track career retrospective, titled Over The Years. The set features tracks from Crosby, Stills, & Nash; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Crosby & Nash; and Nash on his own. The collection's second disc features a selection of Nash's personal demos of his best-known tracks taped between 1968 and 1980. In 2016, Nash received raves for his latest solo set, This Path Tonight, along with glowing reviews for his ongoing scaled back live dates.
Perhaps the biggest shakeups of Graham Nash's life these days are the end of his marriage to wife, the late-Susan Sennett after nearly four decades and three adult children together, his new marriage with writer/actress Amy Grantham, and the crumbling of his partnership with David Crosby. Nash's ongoing issues with Crosby seem to have marked the end of CSNY. Nash revealed to the Dutch magazine Lust For Life that his relationship with Crosby is virtually non-existent at this point and that CSNY are effectively over.