The Catalyst

Stephen Stills

Pulse Productions and The Catalyst present

Stephen Stills

Thu, May 8, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$36 in advance / $41 at the door - Ticket price includes $1 charity donation

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Two Sets (Acoustic & Electric) / Seating Limited

Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills
Legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Stills is the only artist ever to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times in one night—in 1997, for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash (CSN). In 2011, Stills performed high-profile dates with both iconic acts, in addition to touring on his own. One of rock music's most enduring figures, Stills is also a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, a BMI Music Icon (with CSN), and has a career now spanning six decades, multiple solo works, and four hugely influential groups—Manassas and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (CSN&Y), in addition to the two already mentioned.

As renowned for his instrumental virtuosity as for writing era-defining anthems including "For What It's Worth" and "Love The One You're With," Stills is ranked #28 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. They noted, "…in Springfield and CSN&Y, Stills challenged and complemented Young's feral breaks with a country-inflected chime. And a continuing highlight of CSN&Y shows is Stills' acoustic picking in 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes'— a paragon of unplugged beauty." Three of Stills' albums are also among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: Buffalo Springfield Again, Crosby, Stills & Nash (on which he played almost every instrument) and Déjà Vu.

Stills' most recent solo release is 2009's Live At Shepherd's Bush, which captures him at a 2008 London concert. 2009 also marked the release of Pieces, a 15-song set of unreleased recordings from sessions for both albums from Manassas, the acclaimed and short-lived group Stills formed in 1971 with Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, and other ace players. Both titles followed up the historic collection Just Roll Tape – April 26th 1968, released in 2007. The date references a long-gone day in a NYC studio when Stills recorded 12 demos after his then-girlfriend Judy Collins had finished her session. Lost for 40 years, the tapes contained the first-ever takes of songs that would later become Stills solo hits—including the fan favorite "Treetop Flyer" from 1991's Stills Alone—as well as tracks by CSN, CSN&Y and Manassas, including "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Wooden Ships," "So Begins The Task," and "Helplessly Hoping." Man Alive! (2006) is Stills' most recent solo studio album. Rolling Stone's David Wild called it, "the sort of assured album that can stand alongside Stills' best early solo albums and his work with Manassas." Highlights include "Ain't It Always" and "Wounded World," which features Graham Nash on harmony vocals, as does the anti-war anthem "Feed The People," now a CSN concert highlight. Man Alive! also features Neil Young on "Drivin' Thunder," "Different Man," and "Round The Bend," an autobiographical musical recounting of their original meeting in the 1960s. The BBC's Chris Jones commented, "Man Alive! runs the spectrum from full-on rock to mellow acoustics with ease and energy to spare…It's this diversity that's always set Stills apart from his comrades."
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/