Graham Nash to Open U.S. Tour at Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/11
Consummate musician Graham Nash is making The Ridgefield Playhouse the first stop on his U.S. "An Evening With Graham Nash" solo tour on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. Best known for his hits "Teach Your Children", "Our House", "On A Carousel" and "Bus Stop", singer/songwriter Graham Nash has helped shape the world around him through ideas, innovations and influential works of art for more than four decades. One of music's most legendary singer-songwriters and vocal harmonists, Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice-once with The Hollies in 2010 and once with Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997. Nash was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 This event is partially underwritten by Nature's Temptations and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series with media sponsor 95.9fm The Fox.
Graham Nash will be performing as a trio, accompanied by James Raymond (keyboards) and Shane Fontayne (guitar), who are also part of Crosby, Stills & Nash's (CSN) touring band. "The chance to play my songs with two such great musicians is thrilling to me," says Nash. "I don't do this often and I'm so looking forward to the tour. A splendid time is guaranteed for all . . ."
A man of many talents, Graham Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer, digital imaging pioneer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian. Born in Blackpool, England, Nash was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth in 2010. He first rose to fame with The Hollies, and went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) in 1968. In May 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Boston's Lesley University, where he spoke at the commencement.
Soon to be a published author, Nash's long awaited autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life will be out on September 17 by Crown Archetype/Random House. On his fall tour, Nash will continue his long-time tradition of raising money for charity by donating $1 per ticket sold to charity.
For tickets ($76, includes $1 to a Graham Nash charity at his request), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
Photo by Eleanor Stills