California native David Crosby and Blackpool, England-born Graham Nash first met a lifetime ago, or more accurately, 45 years ago in 1968. Crosby had produced Joni Mitchell’s debut album and been collaborating with Stephen Stills. He invited Nash up to Joni’s Laurel Canyon home and played some songs they were writing. Nash joined in the harmony. Crosby’s response? “I thought I was gonna die. I thought my heart was gonna jump right through my mouth. It was about the rightest thing I ever heard.”
Now you have a chance to be a part of one of the “rightest” things ever to be heard when Crosby and Nash perform a 90-minute concert at The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, August 25th.
Proceeds from this exclusive concert will benefit the nonprofit Five Acres‘ Permanency Fund.
When Five Acres began in 1888 few laws existed to protect children or women. Thoughts of permanency did not begin until the 1950s. Permanency today is crucial. This means connecting each child with a permanent, loving home—be it biological, foster, or adoptive.Research has shown that a child’s life and well-being improves considerably when there is at least one adult relationship that he/she can rely upon. Frequently, children come to us having never experiencing a stable, caring relationship. (FiveAcres.org)
“I have been so lucky in my life and been given many opportunities to be able to give back,” says Graham Nash. “Working on behalf of Five Acres is just a wonderful opportunity. It will be a pleasure for David Crosby and I (sic) to help and keep life moving forward.”
Crosby and Nash released their first joint LP in 1972, followed by Wind on the Water (1975) and Whistling Down the Wire (1976). A 2 CD Crosby-Nash is their first album of original material in 30 years. “It was really strange, and really wonderful, that it was so easy” Nash says. “It felt like we’d just carried on where we’d left off 28 years ago.”
Crosby & Nash Benefit Concert for Five Acres
Sunday, Aug. 25th, 7 p.m.
The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. Molino Ave., Pasadena 91101
Tickets: Dinner Package, $750; Cocktail Package, $500; general admission, $150
For tickets, visit FiveAcres.org
For more info, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org or call 626.356.7529