In his heyday with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Graham Nash performed in some of the biggest rock music events of all time – including the 1969 Woodstock festival, a huge stadium tour in 1974 and the No Nukes concerts of 1979.
This year, Nash has put all that wild stuff aside for awhile. At age 75, he's on a tour of small venues, mostly in small cities that includes a stop in Buffalo. His intimate acoustic show features many of his best-known songs and guitar accompaniment from Shane Fontayne.
Nash enjoys telling the stories behind the songs of his past – including "Marrakesh Express," "Military Madness" and "Just A Song Before I Go" – and a few selections from his recent "This Path Tonight."
The past five years have been somewhat tumultuous for the British-born singer. In 2013, he wrote "Wild Tales," a well-received autobiography that touched off a feud with long-time collaborator David Crosby. Last year, Nash ended his 38-year marriage to Susan Sennett, and began a relationship with filmmaker Amy Grantham.
In March 2016, Nash told Rolling Stone magazine that he doesn’t want "anything to do" with Crosby, and he said there will "never" be any kind of reunion with Crosby, Stills and Young. But earlier this year, he told Variety that the four musicians' shared contempt of President Donald Trump might cause them to get together again and take their message on the road.
"I believe that the issues that are keeping us apart pale in comparison to the good we can do, if we get out there and start talking about what's happening," Nash said.
Graham Nash performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.).