David Crosby Reveals His Backup Plan For Not Being Able To Play Live
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs as part of the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 26, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
David Crosby is still planning to continue his music career despite his age. Although the 81-year-old singer still produces new songs, it doesn’t seem like he finds it easy to perform live. Crosby shared that he has a backup plan in case he is unable to perform live gigs once more.
In an interview, when asked if he was done touring, Crosby responded:
“Yeah, I think so.
“I can’t guarantee that. It’s possible that I could teach my guitar parts to somebody else. I can’t play well enough anymore. I’ve got tendonitis in both hands. I can’t play well enough for my standards on stage. I could probably get away with it, and you’d probably like it, but it’s not good enough for me. It’s possible I might do a residency someplace. We’ll see.”
After releasing the 50th-anniversary version of I Could Only Remember My Name, he followed it up with his most recent album, For Free. Now, the musician announced that he is currently in the process of recording his first-ever solo live CD/DVD set, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band Live At The Capitol Theatre, which is scheduled to be released on December 9.
Crosby does not believe that this is sufficient, though. While the live album is still being released, Crosby has just finished mixing a new album, and he is already working on a new one. The musician appears to be no longer able to do live performances, despite his desire to keep creating new music.
Last year, he already shared that the strength of his hands was deteriorating due to his tendonitis. His current condition causes him pain and makes it difficult for him to play the guitar. Unfortunately, it has no treatment. Thus, Crosby thinks he cannot play any live shows anymore. However, he says that he might consider teaching his guitar parts to another musician.