One of Blackpool’s most famous ‘exports’ – give or take a Pet Shop Boy – has just been back in the recording studios.
It comes ahead of a tour which will bring Graham Nash back to the North
West – to play Manchester’s Albert Hall on May 21. Sadly, not Blackpool...
This Path Tonight marks Blackpool-born singer-songwriter Nash’s first solo record of new music (10 original songs) in 14 years.
It’s released through his Blue Castle label, produced by guitarist Shane Fontayne, and is an introspective offering from a man whose career as a solo artist and with The Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, spans than five decades – and counting.
At 74 he shows no signs of slowing down. Together they wrote 20 songs in a month and recorded them in eight days.
The music has a different feel to my earlier albums, although I hear echoes of each one
Graham admits it was a real pleasure to record the latest album: “The music has a different feel to my earlier albums, although I hear echoes of each one. This journey of mine was one of self-discovery, of intense creation, of absolute passion. When you strip a song down to its very essence, you either have a song worth singing… or you don’t. We want to know we are connecting on a very real level. What a pleasure this tour will be for me.”
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is also an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.