David Crosby’s performance at the 2,000 seat Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa was nothing short of breathtaking. For over 2 hours, this legendary singer-songwriter entertained the sold out audience with stories, political opinions, and some amazing guitar playing and singing. David told the crowd that he flew in from New York earlier that day, but showed no signs of jet lag or fatigue. He was candid with his stories and admitted that he gets in trouble on Twitter from time to time.
Throughout the evening, David switched guitars between songs and would usually alternate between a few Martin D-45s or his custom built McAlister guitars. He said that the McAlister was the best guitar he’s ever played and they did sound amazing all night. David’s fingerpicking was articulate and inspiring. David was not backed by any band, it was just him, the guitar, and a microphone. He didn’t need much to have the crowd in the palm of his hand and it’s a testament to him as a performer to play the entire show so exposed and never make a mistake. His musicianship is fantastic and had the crowd in a daze as he played such songs as “In My Dreams,” “Rusty and Blue,” and “What Makes it So.” His iconic voice is familiar, memorable, and has not diminished in any way.
David Crosby is such an important figure in music and to music history. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has been a part of some of the most iconic groups in music. He has also been successful as a solo artist and his newest release, Croz, is an example of the type of great music that he is still creating.
This was the first stop on his tour so don’t miss the opportunity to see this legendary performer if he is playing a venue near you.