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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Concert Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at TWCA

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Anyone see Neil?
  • "Anyone see Neil?"

Stephen Stills stole the show from David Crosby and Graham Nash last night at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater. The trio has played together in various forms for tmore than 40 years now, but Stills is the one who plays with the heart of a much younger musician.

When Crosby, Stills & Nash performed "Bluebird," one of the many songs Stills wrote for Buffalo Springfield about Judy Collins, Stills’ guitar solo was a passionate and soulful highlight.

The three members still care about world affairs. Both “In Your Name” and “What Are Their Names” resonated, as they sang about how unhappy they are with the government and a call for “peace for mankind.” The audience, filled with older fans who had followed them from their 1969 debut album, showed they agreed with peace signs and ear-piercing screams.

But the enthusiasm died down after Nash told the audience, “We’re playing in Miami soon … we’ll be sure to send your love to LeBron.”

But they redeemed themselves during the introduction of their band, which includes a Cleveland bassist and drummer Joe Vitale, a Canton native “who’s been kicking us in the ass for 40 years.” —Crystal Pirri; photo by Mark Pirri

Did you go to the show? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments.

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