#RespectYourElders: Legendary rock musician David Crosby (born 1941) began his music career in the early 1960s, and hasn’t slowed since. A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Crosby released a new solo album “Sky Trails,” on September 29th.
Crosby is best known for his involvement in some of the most legendary rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. He helped form psychedelic rock group The Byrds in 1964, and helped write hit including “Why” and “Eight Miles High.” After his time with The Byrds ended, Crosby formed Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The group is known for their on-again, off-again relationship, their outspoken political views and lasting influence on U.S. musical culture as well as hits such as “Guinevere” and “Wooden Ships.”
While there was conflict within each group, Crosby’s work with these bands helped him achieve lasting recognition. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice — once for his work with each band.
Crosby has released six solo studio albums so far in his career. Half of these albums were released in his seventies — “Croz” in 2014, “Lighthouse” in 2016 and now, “Sky Trails.” In “Sky Trails,” Crosby reflects on how his experiences with drug addiction have affected some of his personal and professional relationships. As he told NPR, “There’s no excuse for me being alive considering what I did.”
At the same time, Crosby said he is grateful for the opportunity to continue to do what he loves. “I’m really grateful I can still sing,” he said. “I know a lot of people who can’t, and it’s probably the greatest joy in my life, getting in the singing.”
Interested in seeing Crosby perform some of his latest tunes? Get tickets for his “Sky Trails” tour, which kicks off October 30th, here.