By Jordan Runtagh - People Magazine
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash will be on hand to honor songwriter Jimmy Webb during a star-studded tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday night.
Graham Nash is a man whose poignant songwriting and unmistakable harmonies have forever made an impact on the world. He taught us that even when life can be hard, with the right person everything is easy. And that we should always, always teach our children well.
Nash’s history really speaks for itself. From Woodstock to Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), the GRAMMY Award-winner has been a voice for generations, not only when it comes to music but as a supporter of peace, and social and environmental justice.
At this point in his career, you would understand if Graham Nash were gliding quietly towards retirement. Now 75, the singer/songwriter has been in two monster bands: The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash (& sometimes Young). Yet, as he speaks from his home in New York City, where he recently moved to from Hawaii following a divorce, Nash is as vibrant and focused as he was during his heyday.
Who: Graham Nash
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29
Where: Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa
Tickets: $49 to $69
More information: lutherburbankcenter.org
Graham Nash’s life has changed greatly during the past few years. He’s ended a 38-year marriage, had a falling out with longtime bandmate David Crosby, started a new relationship and moved from Kauai to New York City.
BY MARIJKE ROWLAND
When you consider how difficult it is for a musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you begin to have an appreciation for how great you must be in order to be inducted twice.