Podcast 396: A Tribute to David Crosby

On today’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we pay tribute to David Crosby.

Croz was a dear friend to the Fretboard Journal magazine and all that we do. Over the last 15 years, we were lucky enough to interview him several times about his music, his guitar collection, and more.

For this episode, we’re sharing two conversations with Croz: One that he and Joe Henry had at the first Fretboard Summit (originally ep. 92 of this podcast). We’re also sharing a previously unheard interview that we did with Crosby in 2021 around the 50th anniversary of his solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name. He tells us about the making of that seminal album, his (at the time) new album For Free, and his love for working with the Lighthouse band. We also chat about what he was listening to at the time (including Sarah Jarosz) and more.

We hope you enjoy these two talks with a true rock legend who kept pushing the creative envelope until the very end. If you enjoy this episode (or any others) please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and please share the show with friends.

Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Stringjoy Strings. Our next Fretboard Summit takes place August 24-26 at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.

Above picture: Crosby showing off a Liuteria Guarnieri guitar that he had recently borrowed (and loved). Photo taken April 10, 2019.