Music is Love: A Singer-songwriters Tribute to the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Music is Love” is a 2-disc set dedicated to the outstanding body of work produced by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Featuring 27 artists, 27 songs and a stunning 36-page booklet,
“Music Is Love” is a project supporting the Equestrian Therapy Co-op in Brandeis, California.
01. For What It’s Worth Ron LaSalle 02. Triad Steve Wynn 03. Helplessly Hoping Judy Collins 04. Lady
Of The Island Liam Ó Maonlaí 05. Bluebird Sugarcane Jane 06. Birds Elliott Murphy 07. Guinnevere
Bonoff Covan Szcześniak & Waldman 08. You Don’t Have To Cry Sonny Mone 09. Down By The River
Bocephus King 10. Love The One You’re With Jennifer Stills 11. After The Gold Rush Venice 12. Teach
Your Children Sadie Jemmett 13. Fallen Eagle The Coal Porters
01. Rockin’ In The Free World Willie Nile 02. It Doesn’t Matter Cindy Lee Berryhill 03. Out On The
Weekend Clarence Bucaro 04. Hey You (Looking At The Moon) Neal Casal 05. Cortez The Killer Carrie
Rodriguez 06. Bittersweet Marcus Eaton 07. Just A Song Before I Go Eileen Rose & The Legendary Rich
Gilbert 08. Long May You Run Nick Barker 09. Southern Cross Michael McDermott & Heather Horton 10.
Thrasher Andy Hill & Renée Safier 11. Wasted On The Way Louis Ledford 12. Tracks In The Dust Mary
Lee’s Corvette 13. I’ll Be There For You Jenai Huff 14. Music Is Love Ian McNabb
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Like all of the musicians on this album, we grew up deeply affected by the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and
Young. Perhaps it was even deeper for us as Europeans, because America was only a place we dreamed of,
a far-off romantic world that we tried to understand, and music, movies and books were the among the
ways we discovered it. This album is our little effort to thank the four men who opened up that world to us,
and made it sing in harmony for more than forty years.
Heartfelt thanks go also to all of the artists and bands — most of them good friends of ours — who are part
of our larger musical world. Not only did you create your own great music, gifting us with beautiful original
songs, but helped us make this tribute album possible.
Music is love. That has always been the case. Once upon a time, through the songs of CSNY, we discovered
that love was worldwide.
Peter Holmstedt / Ermanno Labianca / Francesco Lucarelli
A PRESENTATION BY DAVE ZIMMER*
More than 40 years ago, Crosby Stills Nash and Young were looking inward, speaking out and writing songs
that helped define a generation. Well, that generation grew up, as did the artists, but this connection and
bond continued; then new generations discovered them, and much of the musicripened and gained fresh
meaning with new causes and the passage of time.
The strength of these newly recorded versions is a testament to the artistry of Crosby, Stills, Nash and
Young as well as the special nature of their songs, which hold up beautifully when interpreted and reimagined by a varied roster of artists that range across decades, musical genres and different parts of the
globe: from California, Texas and New York to Dublin, Liverpool and Australia; from traditional folkies and
alternative rockers to gifted guitarists and bluegrass pickers; as well as wonderfully amazing vocalists, from
yesterday and today. There is even a family tie.
It feels appropriate, right and true, then, that the umbrella song that graces this compilation is “Music Is
Love,” David Crosby’s mantra that evolved into a magical track in collaboration with Graham Nash and Neil
Young in the summer of 1970. So go back to where it all began and enjoy these new takes on the music of
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
* author of “Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography” and editor of “4 Way Street: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Reader”
Album conceived and produced by
Peter Holmstedt / Ermanno Labianca /Francesco Lucarelli
P & C, 2012 – Route 61 Music (Italy) / Hemifrån (Sweden)
Mastered by Alex McCollough at YesMaster, Nashville