David Crosby and Friends Sky Trails Tour Thursday, September 12th
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds plus Crosby, Stills & Nash David Crosby is currently on tour in support of his latest album Sky Trails. Joining him are five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the Skytrails Band: Crosby’s son James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals. The veteran music maker is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is. On this tour, Crosby is performing some of his best-loved songs and greatest hits from his illustrious career (“Eight Miles High,” “Déjà Vu,” “Guinnevere,” “Wooden Ships” and more), alongside material from the Sky Trails album, plus a few surprises as well.
Released in 2017, Sky Trails is Crosby’s sixth solo album. Overseen by Crosby’s keyboard-playing son, James Raymond, the project sports some sophisticated, jazzy arrangements. Highlights include the Steely Dan-ish “She’s Got To Be Somewhere,” “Before Tomorrow Falls on Love,” co-written with Michael McDonald and “Amelia,” Joni Mitchell’s remarkable 1976 reflection on the incompatibility of art and love. Crosby’s political side is represented by “Capitol,” an embittered guided tour of forces manifesting themselves as “a tempest, a system, moving like sharks.”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets ($40, $65 and $85) are still available at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.