Crosby died on Jan 19th
As the music world continues to reel from the death of icon David Crosby, chart and sales performance has increased for the legendary artist. Live at the Capitol Theatre, Crosby’s first solo live album released December 9th via BMG, has sold out its initial pressing with a repressing on the way. Live at the Capitol Theatre also hit No. 2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and No. 51 on the Albums chart. Still in promotion of the album, Crosby gave what would be his final interview to Relix in early January.
Continuing to forge new paths in his eighth decade, Crosby joined forces with Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League, the three musicians known as The Lighthouse Band, who he had been working with since 2016’s Lighthouse album. Far from just a solo live album/DVD, working with his first new band since CPR (Crosby, Pevar & Raymond), Crosby and The Lighthouse Band quickly discovered their chemistry took a collaborative leap during their 2018 tour together in support of Crosby’s seventh solo album Here if You Listen culminating in this live recorded set on the last night of the run.
Recorded and filmed at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, in a particularly meaningful turn for Crosby, the 16 track live offering includes an uncut gem with the song “1974” – a long-lost demo track that Crosby had floating around on his computer hard drive for decades.
The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash died on January 19th at the age of 81 after a long illness.
Countless tributes continue poured in from across the music industry, including Graham Nash and Stephen Stills, who took to social media to express their grief for their former bandmate.