Crosby, Stills & Nash took over the Pearl at the Palms on Saturday night. The group performed songs throughout their illustrious career including “Helplessly Hoping,” “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Long Time Gone.” The group’s Vegas visit was part of their U.S. Summer Tour which followed a sold out March 2014 tour and included not only songs from their extensive catalogue, but some new material from each member as well. The group was accompanied by its backing band featuring Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards) and Todd Caldwell (organ).
It’s been more than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, and its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists.