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David Crosby To Release Fifth Solo Album ‘Lighthouse’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 15, 2016

in New Music,News

It was 21 years between David Crosby’s solo album Thousand Roads (1993) and his last release, Croz (2014). During those years he was too busy with Crosby, Still and Nash, the band CPR and legal troubles.

All of that seems to be behind him now as he has had time to write and record a brand new solo set just two years after Croz. Lighthouse will be released on October 21.

For the new release, Crosby brought in Michael League of the band Snarky Puppy to help write half of the album, executive produce and play bass. The set takes a very sparse path with most tracks only including Crosby’s guitar and voice and League’s bass playing. The album was recorded at Jackson Browne’s studio, Grove Masters in Santa Monica, CA.

Crosby is looking forward to the release, saying “To create brand new music that I’m excited about is a pearl beyond price.”

He also says that, even after all these years, he’s finding new sounds in his guitar. “I put a guitar in a strange tuning and I see what I find. It gives you different inversions of the chords and it gives you different sounds. I have many tunings. It helps me find things that are fresh and that are mine rather than just repeating stuff that other people have done.”

Leauge added “Among folk rock songwriters, David is a real outlier. He brought an element of color and exploration and risk to the writing process in his lyrics, in the guitar parts, in the vocal harmonies. He isn’t afraid to put notes in the chords you normally wouldn’t hear.”

The track list for the album:
Things We Do For Love
The Us Below
Drive Out To The Desert
Look In Their Eyes
Somebody Other Than You
The City
Paint You A Picture
What Makes It So
By The Light Of Common Day

Crosby will also be touring in advance of the album with pianist James Raymond:

08/18 – South Orange, NJ – South Orange Performing Arts Center
08/20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Bardavon Opera House
08/21 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Café
08/23 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
08/24 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
08/26 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
08/28 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
08/29 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
08/31 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
09/02 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In the Square, Main Hall
09/04 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/06 – Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium
09/08 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cumming Theatre
09/09 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina Show Lounge
09/11 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
09/12 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre For Music
09/14 – Kelowna, BC – KelownaTheatre
09/15 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre



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