Graham Nash to play Green Valley Rancha

Sep 17, 2002 8:40 AM

Graham Nash takes the stage at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Green Valley Ranch Station Casino’s Whiskey Sky Amphitheater. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Boarding Pass Rewards Center, or by calling (702) 547-5300.

Nash is part of the mid-1960s British Invasion as well as the 1970s "singer/songwriter" era. As a member of The Hollies and later as the Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, he has written "Marakesh Express," "Teach Your Children," "Carrie Ann" and "Stop Stop Stop."

Originally, Nash formed a skiffle band called The Guytones with his best friend and collaborator, Allan Clarke. After personnel and name changes, The Guytones morphed into The Hollies. Nash, Clarke and Tony Hicks wrote the band’s hits, "Stop Stop Stop," "Pay You Back With Interest" and "Dear Eloise."

In the late 1960s, The Hollies and Nash experimented with the new psychedelic sound; the experiment’s album Butterfly has been called some of the most ambitious and best work that the trio produced, yet it was not a commercial success. After his departure from The Hollies, he began to perform with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and, sometimes, Neil Young.

The must-have albums of the 1970s included the Déjà vu, Four Way Street and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The quartet performed together with some personnel variations throughout the 1970s; each recorded solo work as well. Nash released Songs for Beginners and Wild Tales during this period.

After a 10-year hiatus, Nash recently released his fifth solo album, Songs for Survivors. According to All Music Guide, his voice features a "new huskiness that enhances his delivery and adds depth to the harmonized passages." He’s on tour to support the release and is certain to develop new fans along the way.