David Crosby brings new music, passionate activism to Kent Stage

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:27:17 PM. David Crosby, joking that he's got a lot to say 'before I kick off,'' has put out three albums in three years . . . and it's some of the best stuff in the entire catalog of the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer who brings his solo act to a sold-out Kent Stage on Sunday, Nov. 5.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - David Crosby is as much a realist as he is a jokester. Why, at the age of 76, is he being so productive? After all, three albums in three years is a hefty output for any artist, let alone one who is nearly 25 years removed from a liver transplant, who also has had to deal with heart surgery. "I gotta get this out before I kick off,'' said a chuckling Crosby in a call from his home in California. "It's not all that far off, so that's probably part of it. "You get to this stage of your life, when imminent doom is standing there looking at you, and you say, 'Well, [bleep],' '' he said. But Crosby being Crosby, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (he's in as a member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash), the guy who is at the Kent Stage for a sold-out show on Sunday, Nov. 5, is not just putting out music to put out music. "If I were hustling to put out junk, that would be dumb,'' he said. "I don't do junk. . . . I've been writing with good people - my son, James; Becca Stevens; Mike McDonald - and I'm loving the music we're making.'' Oddly enough, at least to those on the outside, it's been reaching outside his legacy that has inspired the albums "Croz,'' "Lighthouse'' and his most recent release, the amazing "Skylight Trails.'' "It's not really so much a desperation move of 'Oh, my God, I'm gonna die tomorrow,'' ' he said. "Some of it is getting out of Crosby, Stills & Nash. "I was unhappy there,'' he said. "We didn't like each other. We stuck together...Read more
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