David Crosby debuted the first episode of his new podcast, Freak Flag Flying, with author Steve Silberman on Monday.
The new show, produced by Osiris, features New York Times best-selling author Silberman interviewing Crosby about his musical career spanning over a half-century. As a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as being an accomplished solo artist, Crosby has plenty of stories, and he’s never been one to pull any punches. Crosby tells of his complex relationships with other prolific songwriters such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia.
The first of five episodes examines how Silberman’s interest in Crosby’s music began back in his CSN career, particularly with the Crosby-penned song “Guinevere”. They also discuss how Crosby’s introduction to the internet, by Silberman, was an integral element of their budding friendship.
The two examine Crosby’s more recent work with contemporary artists, including Michael League of Snarky Puppy, and James Raymond. Raymond just so happens to be Crosby’s son that was given up for adoption in the 1960s, only to be reunited with his father as an adult.
Listen to episode one of the Freak Flag Flying podcast with David Crosby and Steve Silberman below.
Freak Flag Flying – Episode 1: “Set a Course and Go”
David Crosby is off the road until May 14th when he begins a five-week tour of the United States, with a lone stop in Canada for Toronto Jazz Fest on June 18th. Tickets for those shows are available here.