Cameron Crowe remains astounded at how David Crosby continues to break new ground and redefine the role of rock survivor. Crowe co-produced the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, and interviewed the singer-songwriter throughout the film. Remember My Name, which was directed by A.J. Eaton, will play on Saturday (April 27th) at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival and is set to hit theaters on July 19th in New York City and L.A. before seeing a nationwide release.
During a chat with Variety, Crowe spoke about the 77-year-old twice Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, explaining, “Crosby’s very present in the world, as you could see from his Twitter feed. He’s relevant, and I don’t know if he has an ivory tower anymore, which is kind of the point of the film. He’s outlived everybody’s expectations of him, including himself. So he becomes like a poster child for something that we haven’t really known before, which is the aged rock star. When I first started writing, somebody said, 'Bill Haley got to be 50 years old (sic).' And I remember thinking, 'Wow, the first rock star that’s 50!' Well, Crosby’s almost 80, and sending demos of new songs that he’s written as early as yesterday. He does not stop and it’s completely inspiring.”
Longtime friend Joe Walsh explained to us the hidden majesty of David Crosby's vocal talents: “Y'know, if you listen to David Crosby in Crosby, Stills, & Nash, you never really hear him. You hear Stephen and you hear Graham — but the whole foundation of Crosby, Stills, & Nash is David Crosby — that ghost voice in the middle.”