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David Crosby

In David Crosbys unparalleled six-decade career, the native Californian has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations, not only as a solo artist, but as a founding member of The Byrds in the mid-60s, Crosby, Stills & Nash (recipients of the Grammy for best new artist in 1969), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Hes collaborated with dozens of artists, including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Pink Floyds David Gilmour, Phil Collins, Elton John and Carole King. 

The folk rock pioneer, who was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009, has also served as our social conscience, not only eloquently writing about societal issues on such songs as Almost Cut My Hairand Wooden Ships,but continuously donating concert proceeds to likeminded causes. His towering influence and brilliant ability to capture the spirit of our times in his music remains undiminished.

The good news is that at 75, Crosby remains as engaged and energized as ever, with no end in sight. The creative floodgates that opened a few years ago continue to flow and Crosby delights that the songs are still pouring forth. He doesnt think too hard about why the muse has alighted upon him at this late stage in his career, but offers up that perhaps once CS&N ended, there was a lot of pent-up creative juice. Its as if Id been in a dark room and someone turned on the lights,he says. I dont want to take it for granted, but its been absolutely amazing.

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