Legendary artist Graham Nash to play the Majestic Theater
Graham Nash, the legendary musician and songwriter who is best known for his work with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, is touring this summer in support of his latest album, “This Path Tonight,” which is his first collection of songs in 14 years.
The tour will take him throughout the Mid-Atlantic States and New England, with a stop at Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater. He’ll be performing there on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The theater is located at 25 Carlisle Road in Gettysburg. Tickets range between $56 and $89.
Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee—with the Hollies and with Crosby, Stills and Nash. He is a Grammy Award winner and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice—as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Some of his best known compositions include (with the Hollies) “Carrie Anne” and “On a Carousel,” and (with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) “Teach Your Children,” “Our House,” “Immigration Man” and “Marrakesh Express.”
During solo performances, Nash showcases a rich catalogue of self-penned classics that span more than 50 years. Audiences will be amazed by the strength of his music, the resilience of his voice, and the quality of his new songs.
According to Nash, “This Path Tonight” have gotten a very good reception during concerts. “I’m not surprised when I get a standing ovation for ‘Teach You Children Well,’ but it feels good to me when I get the same for a brand new song,” he said.
He will be joined on stage by guitarist Shane Fontayne, and the pair will play on mostly acoustic instruments. “I’ve performed in a lot of very large venues, but I now I really enjoy the smaller, more intimate theaters,” he said. “I like to feel in touch and connected to my audience. I think we all need that in this day and age.”
Fontayne is an impressive sideman who has played and recorded with many of the greats, including Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Paul Simon, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart. He and Nash have collaborated on a variety of projects, and most recently co-wrote the material for “This Path Tonight.”
Nash was born in England and in the 1960s co-founded the Hollies, one of the UK’s most successful pop groups. Nash met David Crosby and Stephen Stills during a U.S. tour, and left The Hollies to form Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Characterized as the “definitive folk-rock supergroup,” Crosby, Stills and Nash featured a unique vocal blend and a diverse musical approach that was perfectly in tune with the times. Soon after forming, the group played at the infamous Woodstock festival that Nash called “an amazing event that is even larger in myth.”
“A lot of people talk me about Woodstock and tell me that they were there,” he said. “If all those people really were at Woodstock, I think the planet would have tilted.”
For information and tickets, visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org.