Graham Nash recalls playing Risk with Jimi Hendrix on acid

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash burst on to the scene during the British Invasion with The Hollies. In 1968, he went on to form the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash with David Crosby and Stephen Stills. Now Nash is hitting the road for his European tour and has released a special two-disc compilation titled Over the Years, which looks back at some of his best-known recordings from the past 50 years, including unreleased demos and mixes.

During an exclusive SiriusXM VOLUME (Ch. 106) Town Hall, Nash sat down with Alan Light to reflect on his beginnings as a musician, his song writing process, his work with The Hollies, Crosby Stills and Nash, CSNY, his solo work, and others projects. He also spoke about a few of his contemporaries, one of whom was Jimi Hendrix.

Nash explained to Light that Jimi Hendrix was unbeatable at Risk, especially while on acid.

“Jimi would play Risk on acid, and I never — and me personally — ever beat him at all,” Nash said. “He was unbelievable at it. He was a military man, you know, he’s a paratrooper, and I don’t know whether you know that about Jimi, but no one ever beat him at Risk.”

Additionally, he also spoke about the immigrant crisis in America and how it relates to his song Immigration Man from 1972.

Hear the full show on SiriusXM VOLUME (Ch. 106) On Demand.

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