Concert review: Crosby, Stills and Nash rock Oklahoma City with hit-packed set

By Sandi Davis, for The Oklahoman Modified: August 13, 2012 at 4:49 am •  Published: August 13, 2012
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Crosby, Stills and Nash proved time travel is possible Sunday night as they transported the audience at the Zoo Amphitheatre back to the 1960s and 1970s, singing hit after hit in the surprisingly cool summer night.

The trio sang songs from their albums created together, separately and in various duet combinations.

The trio opened with "Carry On," showing their harmonies are still strong after more than 40 years together.

Their stage was bare of props and the only decoration was a black back curtain with a centered gold medallion, it with a stylized "CSN" in the center of it.

They easily segued into "Ohio," "Long Time Gone," "Just a Song Before I Go," and "Southern Cross."

"We will get to every single song Crosby can remember," Graham Nash joked about David Crosby. "That is at least three or for more songs."

The trio has been touring since January and will continue through October.

The audience, mostly baby boomers, sang along, clapped and cheered through hits like "Marrakesh Express," "Southern Cross" and "Helplessly Hoping."

Between those songs were sprinkled hits like Buffalo Springfield's "Bluebird," featuring vocals and a slamming guitar solo by Stephen Stills, "Lay Me Down," a duet by Crosby and Nash, written by Crosby and his son James Crosby, "Immigration Man" by Nash, "Love the One You're With" by Stills and a wistful version of "Girl From the North Country" by Bob Dylan.

"We have worked with promoter Howard Pollack for many years, and Howard, this song's for you," Nash said late in the show. "But you all will have to help us sing it," and broke into the band's megahit, "Our House."



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