by Andrew Sacher

photo: David Crosby at City Winery in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
David Crosby

David Crosby, the trippiest of the CSNY members, has remained vital well into the 21st century. The past two years have seen him putting out a quality album, revitalizing old classics at live shows, and sticking to his strong opinions on modern music (both positive and negative). He recently became a fan of the Brooklyn instrumental band Snarky Puppy, and now he contributed a song to their new CD/DVD Family Dinner Vol. 2, which comes out this week (2/12).

The song's called "Somebody Home," and it's atmospheric jazzy pop that could've believably come out Croz's early '70s era. The younger Snarky Puppy give it a modern touch though. Check out the video for the song below (via Rolling Stone). Here's a bit of what Croz tells RS about it:

When I was wandering around YouTube looking for music I had not heard yet, I ran into the band Snarky Puppy and loved them immediately. Fine players having a blast playing intelligent, beautifully written compositions that swung hard. I started tweeting about them ... 'OK here's your Snarky Puppy song of the day' or 'Time to get Snarked again' ... and I'd rant about how good they are.

Eventually word got back to them about this and I finally wound up on the phone with the composer, bandleader and bass player Michael League, who asked me if I would like to sing with them on the Family Dinner benefit record they do each year where they invite various other musicians and singers to join them. My wife Jan and I went to New Orleans and had one of the best weeks of our lives. These guys are musicians all the way though. That have devoted their whole lives to music.

You can read more here. Snarky Puppy also have dates coming up, including a show in Queens on May 3. All dates are listed, with that video, below...


Snarky Puppy -- 2016 Tour Dates
March 5 - Live Oak, FL - Aura Jazz Fest
March 7 - Mexico City, Mexico - Lunario
March 9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park
March 10 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Teatro Solis
March 11 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro La Cupula
March 18-19 - Austin, TX - SXSW
April 28 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest
April 29 - Reno, NV - Reno Jazz Festival
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
May 2 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz
May 3 - Jamaica, NY - Milton G Bassin PAC
May 4 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 5 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
May 6 - Potsdam, NY - SUNY Potsdam
May 7 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Library Music Hall
May 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 12 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
May 13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
May 14 - Chicago, IL - The Concord Music Hall
May 17 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 18 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood
May 19 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
May 20 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
May 24 - Denver, CO - Ogden
May 25 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
May 26 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Theatre
July 8 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Fest
July 9 - Barcelona, Spain - Cruilla Festival
July 10 - Belgium - Liege Les Ardentes
July 11 - Vienna, Austria, Jazz Fest Wien
July 13 - Sete, France - Jazz a Sete
July 15 - Pori, Finland - Pori Jazz Festival
July 22 - San Sebastian, Spain - San Sebastian Festival
July 23 - Valletta, Malta - Malta Jazz Festival
July 24 - Bari, Italy - Locus Festival
July 25 - Florence, Italy, Estate Fiesolana Vivere Jazz Festival
July 26 - Marseille, France - Marseille Jazz Festival
July 28 - Vannes, France - Jazz a Vannes
July 31 - Marciac, France - Marciac Jazz Fest

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