Seeing Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in South Florida this year is now possible. Of course, you'll have to buy tickets to Neil's show on September 23 -- also at Hard Rock Live. Anyhow, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have long been components in one of the most storied acronyms in rock. Not only does it sound and look awkward in print to have any member of the CSN core absent, the group's trademark harmonies are a product of three (or four when they bring Young along) distinct and worthy singer-songwriters. Those dulcet tones mixed together make it near impossible to listen to current folkies Fleet Foxes without experiencing Déjà Vu -- both the album and the sensation.
Each of the CSN posse boasts involvement in other successful bands:
Crosby with the Byrds, Stills in Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash
linked to the Hollies -- in addition to the lengthy solo careers. Now, a
selection of previously unheard and rare versions of classics like
"Marrakesh Express" and "Love the One You're With" from their back
catalog has been assembled on Demos. If that doesn't sound like a supergroup rolling through town, we're done trying to convince you.
Crosby, Stills and Nash. 8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Hard Rock Live,
One Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $40 to $100 and go on sale