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Graham Nash did the first of three shows this week at the City Winery Tuesday night and it was a star-studded affair as he was joined by Marc Cohn and Jackson Browne.
Cohn was up first, coming out during the second set to do "Old Soldier," which he said he wrote for David Crosby. Nash provided background vocals and harmonica. Browne came on immediately after, doing "Crow on the Cradle," again with Nash on background vocals. After their appearances, both Cohn and Browne retired to a table in the audience to watch the rest of the show.
Nash, backed by Shayne Fontaine on guitar and David Crosby's son, keyboardist James Raymond, turned in a two-and-a-half hour show with songs from throughout his career -- from The Hollies to new material to the last song of the night, CSNY's "Ohio."
During the rare club appearance, Nash mentioned how he had lunch with Neil Young during the day, but Young was a no show. Young, along with Browne, was at the Winery the night before, taking part in a benefit show. He did covers of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and the late Phil Ochs' "Changes." Browne did a new song, "If I Could Be Anywhere," and "Standing in the Breach."