Graham Nash Setlist Delivers 60 Years of His Songs and Stories

In the spring of 2023, Graham Nash embarked on a world tour, which also marked the 60th anniversary of his first single with The Hollies, “(Ain’t That) Just Like Me,” a cover of the Coasters song, which hit No. 25 on the UK chart.

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Kicking off with two nights at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on April 12, Nash’s Sixty Years of Songs and Stories Tour has continued across the U.S. and Europe and back to America again during fall 2023 before wrapping up in Australia and New Zealand in March 2024.

Nash’s tour also coincided with the release of his seventh solo album, Now, in 2023, his first new album since This Path Tonight in 2016. Typically running 21 to 23 songs, sets cross Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) and the group’s catalog with Neil Young, along with Nash’s solo catalog and handpicked covers peppered in. Covers of Joni Mitchell (“A Case of You”), The Beatles (“A Day in the Life”) to Buddy Holly (“Everyday”)—and even Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With”—has slipped into the set.

Right from the start, Nash kicked off his show in April with a trio of Crosby, Stills, & Nash with the band’s “Wasted on the Way,” “Marrakesh Express,” and “Find the Cost of Freedom.” Some shows have also featured The Hollies’ 1966 hit, “Bus Stop,” as the second song in the set. Originally penned by 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, the song went to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for The Hollies.

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In between some solo offerings of “Military Man,” “Sleep Offering” and “Simple Man,” from his 1971 debut Songs for Beginners, Nash also ventured into Crosby & Nash territory with several picks from their four albums together, including “Lay Me Down,” Broken Bird,” “To the Last Whale…A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water,” and more before closing on CSN’s 1970 classic “Teach Your Children.”

Though Nash has switched up the two parts of his set with covers, CSN, and solo material throughout the tour, here is a sample setlist from the first show of the tour.

Sixty Years of Songs & Stories Tour Setlist, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2023:

  1. “Wasted on the Way”
  2. “Bus Stop”
  3. “I Used to Be a King”
  4. “Right Between the Eyes”
  5. “Marrakesh Express”
  6. “Find the Cost of Freedom”
  7. “Military Madness”
  8. “Lay Me Down”
  9. “To the Last Whale…A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water
  10. “A Day in the Life
  11. “Love the One You’re With”
  12. “A Case of You”
  13. “Simple Man”
  14. “Lady of the Island”
  15. “Love of Mine
  16. “Taken at All”
  17. “Just a Song Before I Go”
  18. “Cathedral”
  19. “Our House”

    Encore
  20. “Everyday”
  21. “Teach Your Children”

Photo: Amy Grantham / Courtesy of Sacks & Co.

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