CSN: More From Monday's Finale - EXCLUSIVE
Graham Nash comments on CSN's tour-ending show Monday night in New York.
Now that Graham Nash has had a day to digest Crosby, Stills and Nash's final show of their 2012 tour Monday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York, we hit him up with a few questions via email.
As for what he and his bandmates thought of the finale, he says, "We all thought that, although we were a little nervous about doing the first CSN album from start to finish, we believe that we did well."
They did not rehearse the songs from that first album that they had not done in concert recently, if ever, and we asked if that made him nervous. He says, "Threading all the songs together without talking made us apprehensive."
And the highlight of the night for him: "The cascading voices that David [Crosby] and I did on 'Lady of the Island' and Stephen Stills' solo on 'Bluebird'."
Among those in the audience at Monday's show was Elvis Costello, which is a little ironic, because it was a drunken Costello who in 1979, got into a fight with singer Bonnie Bramlett and members of Stephen Stills' road crew in a Columbus, Ohio Holiday Inn bar. Costello insulted Stills and criticized Ray Charles with a racial epithet. Two weeks later, he held a very uncomfortable press conference in New York to apologize for is remarks. But all seems to have been forgiven as Elvis visited with CSN backstage after the show.