David Crosby and Graham Nash have been through a lot together. The two legendary rock stars stopped off at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco recently and performed two plus hours of unforgettable music.
The theater was to capacity by the time Nash and Crosby appeared on stage. This was a perfect opportunity to see these two up close and personal. When Neil Young and Stephen Stills join these two its strictly amphitheaters and arenas. This was a different experience altogether and a chance for these two to play off of each other and reach back into the song book.
Graham Nash did most of the talking, the moving around stage, and conveyed the most emotion for that matter. If Nash hadn’t made his way towards the front of the stage, almost duck walking his way there many times, there would have been virtually zero interaction with the audience. It didn’t really matter. The set was certainly stripped down and the two of them together held the audience’s attention.
One twenty minute intermission was the only break the entire night. Then the two were back at it. Nash telling elaborate, funny stories in between songs. Crosby nodding his head in agreement with most of what Nash had to say. When the first chords to any song were struck, the two were in complete sync. The night didn’t have any low points. They turned it up a little during the second portion of the show and got the enthusiastic, albeit older, audience moving.
To say more Cabernet was sold from the bar that night then shots of Patron would be an obvious fact. Although these two aren’t attracting a new audience, the same audience they’ve had since Woodstock is working just fine. The music is rock at its best and these two put on quite a show. Watching masters at work never gets old.