November 15th, 2013

Speakers

Singer and Songwriter

Description 

In 1968, Graham Nash left his native England and flew to Los Angeles to visit his enchanting, brilliant girlfriend, Joni Mitchell. With one jet-lagged impromptu jam session in her house in Laurel Canyon, the magic of Crosby, Stills and Nash was born. After that, his life would change forever.

From the sounds and feelings to the girls and parties, Nash conveys the unforgettable adventures of his life through his autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life. But it’s not just a relic of history. His lyrics inspired generations to “teach your children well,” and Nash is a living reminder that we are the stewards of our own future. He came onto the music scene in a generation that was pushing social norms and has since become a true renaissance man. Nash co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy and lead its famous No Nukes concerts. He maintained a parallel career in photography as a collector, a pioneer of digital imaging and an artist, capturing the often overlooked elements of everyday life.

In San Francisco to talk about his book Wild Tales, Nash gave us an exclusive peek into the wild tales and issues facing today’s environmental movement with one of the greats of rock and roll, art, and social activism.