DAVID CROSBY & THE LIGHTHOUSE BAND
West Coast folk-rock royalty with a little help from his friends.
David Crosby’s touring Lighthouse Band has reinvigorated the ’ 60s survivor’s career in recent years. With shared vocals from members Michelle Willis, Becca Stevens and Michael League, Here If You Listen evokes CSN&Y’s Déjà Vu rather than a Croz solo LP. Tellingly, all four contribute to the writing, their voices weaving effortlessly on the haunted-sounding opener Glory, Vagrants Of Venice and a closing version of Joni Mitchell’s evergreen Woodstock. Crosby graciously shares the spotlight but Buddha On A Hill and Your Own Ride subtly remind the listener it’s his name in bigger letters. Old age, jail time and drug abuse have failed to fell the man – or his talent.
Listen To: Glory | Woodstock