Lennon and McCartney. Simon and Garfunkel. Some voices are just meant to resound together in harmony. There is no simple formula for this strange and beautiful alchemy. When it works, you know it, simply through the hearing.
Though most commonly revered for weaving their magic around the voice of their friend Stephen Stills, with the occasional addition of Neil Young, Graham Nash and David Crosby really don't need anyone else in the mix to serve up their own little slice of heaven. Their voices complement each other's perfectly.
Both have an uncanny knack for locating the perfect harmony. Similarly, both can handle the lead while their partner takes the countering part. Of course, it doesn't hurt that both Nash and Crosby are composers of some simply sublime songs -- melodies, chords and lyrics that have endured for decades, and are likely to continue doing so for decades to come.
In March, the duo -- augmented by keyboardist James Raymond, guitarist Dean Parks, bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Steve DiStanislao -- launched its first tour since 2008. That tour stops in the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25 (box office, Ticketmaster).
-- Jeff Miers