Graham Nash bringing songs, stories to The Garde, Ridgefield Playhouse

Photo of Joe Amarante

The monster classic-rock hits speak for themselves. Not just what Graham Nash did with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, “Southern Cross,” “Teach Your Children”) but with his contributions to the Hollies (“Carrie Anne,” “On a Carousel”).

The British-American singer-songwriter and musician will perform at the Garde Arts Center Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. and at Ridgefield Playhouse Sept. 24 at 8 — in “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories.”

Nash will perform several of the old hits as well as some of his beloved solo recordings, weaving in anecdotes and stories from his 50-year career. He’ll be accompanied by longtime collaborator Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist Todd Caldwell.

Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, having written the classics “Marrakesh Express,” “Teach Your Children” and “Our House.”

If that and social commentary aren’t enough, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist.

The Garde, 325 State St., New London. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. $69-$49. 860-444-7373.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. $91. 203-438-5795.