Graham Nash Talks New Material, Playing Live
Graham Nash has spoken about recording new material, collaborating with Allan Clarke of The Hollies, and playing live in an interview in the new issue of Classic Rock.
The former Crosby, Stills & Nash singer-songwriter told the magazine, “I took full advantage of the lockdown. What I’ve been doing is making music remotely. I am one track from finishing a new solo record, done remotely.
“Also, it isn’t mixed yet but I’ve finished recording a new album with my friend Allan Clarke. Allan has been my oldest friend – I’ve known him since I was six years old and that means he has been my friend for 74 years.
“He quit The Hollies many years ago because he didn’t feel that he could reach those high notes on those beautiful songs that he did. But Allan has been singing unbelievably well and I’m very happy with this record.”
Still, despite the sessions going well, Nash admitted another album was unlikely, “It took us 60 years to make this record. I can’t imagine doing another one any time soon.”
Nash went on to discuss his continued love of playing live, “It’s only my calling. I’ve been lucky enough to be rich enough not to ever worry about money again in my life, and it gives me great freedom.
“I want to be there, I don’t have to be in the middle of Elgin, Illinois, in the pouring rain. I don’t have to be here, I want to be here. And it shows!
“People are leaving these theatres with gigantic smiles on their faces and that’s what I want.”
Last month Nash told The Guardian that a reunion with his former CSNY bandmates was very unlikely, “No, absolutely not. Not a shot in hell.” Why did it break so badly last time? “I tried my best to keep it all together for the friendship, the music and the money. But I just ran out of patience.”