In it’s second big signing of the month, Santa Barbara-based BigSpeak has inked singer-songwriter and Santa Ynez Valley resident David Crosby to its growing stable of speakers.
Earlier, BigSpeak signed actor Val Kilmer.
First know as a member of the Byrds and as a counter-culture icon of the 1960s, Crosby has lead generations through uncertain times with his music and political activism.
As part of Crosby, Stills and Nash, he is taking the stage as a keynote speaker to spread his ideas about the power music has to shape our world. His music with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) earned him two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After working with Bob Dylan and Phil Collins, Crosby has five albums that are recognized by Rolling Stone in their 500 Greatest Albums of All Times listing. After the first CS&N album was released in 1969, the band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Crosby and Nash also produced three gold albums in the 70’s and CS&N remained active until 2016.
Crosby is not slowing down either. In five years, he has released four albums, starting with Crozin 2014, followed by Lighthouse in 2016, and Sky Trails in 2017. His newest album, Here If You Listen, is a collaborative project and was released through Apple’s iTunes (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Amazon Music (NASAQ: AMZN).
Crosby has begun touring for his new album in Seattle and making his way across the nation to Port Chester, New York. To find out more about tour dates or book an event with the man behind the music, contact BigSpeak Speakers Bureau at[email protected] or (805) 965-1400.
After being a lifelong advocate for the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, Crosby has recently decided to join the industry. In the August 2018 addition of High Times, he announced he is working on licensing his name to a cannabis company to create the suggested brand “Mighty Croz.”
After events at Harvard and Syracuse University, where he spoke to the general public and then went on to lecture for classes about 1960’s rock and roll, Crosby is focusing on spreading his knowledge and stories to America’s budding youth.