The multi-talented musician and songwriter Graham Nash uses his photos, artwork, and now, a new memoir called Wild Tales to tell his story of sex, drugs, and rock & roll within the iconic band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. BAM’s Kenny Wardell sat down with Graham at the San Francisco Art Exchange to hear the stories and get a firsthand video tour of his historic photos and artwork.
Since 1986 (the year that Bill Graham first opened the doors to his Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View), the annual Bridge School Benefit charity concert organized by Pegi and Neil Young raises money and awareness for children with severe speech and physical impairments. Each year the Bridge School Benefit attracts the top musical acts of the day. The very first concert featured Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Don Henley, and others. The 2013 edition saw a reunion of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, along with Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, his wife Diana Krall, the group Fun, and Heart. Every Bridge School Benefit concert has been a complete sell-out.
Here is a gallery of photos from this year’s Bridge School Benefit shot by BAM’s Richard Brackett.