David Crosby Talks To Marc Maron, Rolling Stone Streaming Live Q&A, New Album Out This Friday
Early Raves For Raw, Intimate Lighthouse; Rolling Stone Live Streaming Q&A With David Fricke This Friday
Fall Tour Starts Next Month
October 20, 2016 – As David Crosby prepares to release his raw, intimate new album Lighthouse this Friday, October 21st via GroundUP Music/Verve Label Group, the folk-rock eminence has an active schedule leading up to release.
Earlier this week, Crosby spoke to Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, an in-depth interview that touched on Crosby’s storied history and where he is today. Listen to the full interview here.
On release day, Rolling Stone will live stream a conversation between Crosby and Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Fricke from Barnes & Noble Union Square in NYC. The Q&A can be streamed here.
Lighthouse is already receiving early praise:
“A collection of new songs performed in a sparse acoustic setting, with a warm, bright light trained on his voice and guitar.”
-New York Times
“The 75-year-old folk-rock luminary is back to exploring more lush and humbly sized acoustic-guitar balladry.”
-New York Magazine
"His new album, Lighthouse, is exactly what you’d want from the man all these years later — it’s a thing of fragile beauty, a mostly acoustic record that occasionally veers into otherworldly sounds when Crosby does his thing and stacks his vocals."
"’Things We Do for Love’ finds Crosby's ever-delicate voice gliding over a soft acoustic progression, then swelling into a stunning wall of harmony. While the song is primarily just Crosby and a guitar, producer Michael League of Snarky Puppy expertly laces the track with the occasional horn line that sifts across the mix.”
"’The City’ has an urgency and intimacy… when those rich layers of complex vocal harmony kick in, all the lush, luminous qualities that can make the city so seductive are instantly underlined.
“On Lighthouse, his new solo record, the 75-year-old sounds vital.”
Listen to first single "Things We Do For Love" here.
Listen to David's ode to NYC "The City" here.
Listen to album standout "By The Light of Common Day" here.
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album here.
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will launch a Fall tour next month in support of the new record. The tour will feature Crosby with a new group that includes Lighthouse producer and Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League, as well as Lighthouse contributors Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis. The quartet will perform songs from Lighthouse as well as breath a new spirit into songs from Crosby’s remarkable career. They’ll swap instruments, back each other up on vocals and combine to recreate the astonishing vocal harmony stacks found throughout Lighthouse.
David Crosby – Fall 2016 Lighthouse Tour Dates
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Nov 19 – Danville, KY – Centre College – Norton Center for the Arts
Nov 21 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Nov 22 – Stuart, FL – Lyric Theatre
Nov 26 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 27 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theater
Nov 29 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohan Theatre at Spirit Square
Dec 1 – Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University
Dec 2 – Greensboro, NC – Carolina Theatre
Dec 4 – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center
Dec 5 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Dec 7 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (Outdoor)
Dec 9 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Dec 10 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Dec 12 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Dec 13 – Tarrytown, NY – Music Hall Theatre
Dec 15 – New York, NY – The Town Hall
Lighthouse pre-order via Amazon.
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