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In a career spanning 50 years, David Crosby has released only three solo albums. That changes today (Tuesday) with number-four and his first in 20 years -- Croz, which he made with his son, James Raymond. It features 11 new songs and is available on Blue Castle Records, the label he started with Graham Nash.
Crosby says it was time to release an album because "the songs are good. We serve the song. That's really what we're up to, and we had a bunch of good ones. I think it's one of the best records I ever made." Helping out on the disc are trumpet player Wynton Marsalis on “Holding on to Nothing,” Mark Knopfler on “What’s Broken” and legendary bass player Leland Sklar on "Find a Heart.”
Crosby is celebrating the release tonight with the first of four shows at the City Winery in New York through Saturday. He'll follow up these shows with multiple nights in Vienna, Virginia -- just outside Washington, D.C --- Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles through February 28th. But he adds that this is "just openers... We have every intention of coming back and doing a whole lot more places because it's fun. This is a good record." The first set will be the new album its entirety, followed by songs from throughout his career in the second set.