Stephen Stills Youtube
Last night I was watching a football match on tele, the game was very one sided, so I flicked channels and was just in time to see Stephen Stills playing Helplessly Hoping. Listening to him, it reminded me how good he actually is. His voice was much more gravely, however it always did have that nice edge to it, his guitar playing was impeccable, very simple finger picking and no frills chords. The live audience was spellbound. Considering all the other acts had violins, amps, double basses, harmonies and an all sorts of other gadget, it was a great lesspn in music. It showed once again how an acoustic guitar and vocal can stand up and be complete without anyone or anything else. Before the song started I was thinking ‘how’s this going to be without the harmonies?’, but like any great musician does, Stephen Stills interpreted the song another way and it was perfect.
So here is Stephen Stills on Youtube doing a song called Tree Top Flyer – a song with a real story. I love the snappy sound of his playing
And another great video Crosby Stills Nash