Crosby, Pevar & Raymond
18 August 2000
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Lyons, CO
This has been quite a year for David Crosby. Extremely lucrative tour with CSNY. Documentary book and accompanying film called Stand And Be Counted. Biography special on A&E, on which partner Graham Nash stated how amazing David Crosby's story is, and how it "shows no signs of slowing down."
In keeping with this spirit, David is back on the road this Summer for another tour, this time with CPR. This evening's performance was at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, sponsored by Planet Bluegrass. Planet Bluegrass currently has a very nice following. I even met a business colleague of mine in the merchandise tent. A cool community.
I decided to show up just in time for CPR. David, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond, bassist Andrew Ford and drummer Steve DiStanislao opened with a rather funky version of David's 1968 anthem, "Long Time Gone". He's probably played that song several hundred times over the years. As the years go by, it sounds less and less like the first version we heard in 1969.
Then the band performed "In My Dreams", "Morrison", and a new jazzy track featuring signature James Raymond jazzy arrangements, called "Map To Buried Treasure", with lyrics like "I wear your allegiance like a cloak of trust."
After "One For Every Moment", Crosby sang new song called "Climber". CPR attempted to declone "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" from "Long Time Gone" by performing the clone in B instead of A. After "Triad", "Homeward Through The Haze", and "Little Blind Fish", James strapped on an acoustic and harmonica, and sang a new song in the key of D called "Jerusalem". James has even more talent than we've thought.
CPR finished with somewhat predictable songs, "Deja Vu" and and encore of "Almost Cut My Hair".
David seemed to be having a good time, expressing that he wished he brought his son [Django] out here, to which a fan responded by saying, "Come back next year!"
[***1/2] - Steven T.
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