“Ivory Tower” was one of Stephen Stills’ contributions to the Déjà vu sessions that was ultimately left off of the final album. The song morphed and changed over the years, and was eventually released on a later Stills’ solo project as “Little Miss Bright Eyes.” Watch to learn more about the history of the song and the Déjà vu sessions. The deluxe version of Deja Vu, featuring hours of outtakes, alternate versions, and demos, is available to pre-order now at https://Rhino.lnk.to/DejaVu50ID.
Just in case there were any doubt, Nash makes his choice abundantly clear: “We need to support Joe Biden – it’s that simple,” he says. “Sure, I’ll admit there’s some things about him that I don’t like, but when you compare him to Trump there’s no question in my mind what we should do. We need to elect Biden and turn things around.”
Today, legendary artist Graham Nash released an animated video by New York-based filmmaker, animator, and painter Jeff Scher for the timeless Nash-penned Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young anthem "Teach Your Children.” The political video parallels the social justice issues the U.S. faced in the 1960s with those it faces today. Nash also announced a new batch of North American tour dates in fall 2018 as he continues to support his most recent studio album This Path Tonight (2016) and the June 29th release of Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.
On tour, Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist, Todd Caldwell. Nash and friends will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening.
There are definite parallels between today’s protests and those of the 1960s, when Graham Nash wrote his classic anthem, “Teach Your Children.” But increased polarization means changes in tactics and goals.
The rock star Graham Nash had a thought while he watched the “March for Our Lives” gun-control protests led by the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this spring. “We teach our children the best way we can,” he told me this week, “but we have to learn from our children, too, or else we are making a big mistake.”
Graham Nash had just finished his autobiography, 2013’s Wild Tales, when a thought occurred to him — one that seems obvious to anyone familiar with his story. “I realized what an incredible life I’ve had. I read the first manuscript, got through it all, then I looked down and went, ‘Holy s—, I wish I was him!’ Because, having not looked back, it looked ridiculous. It’s been a ridiculous life.”