Credit: Eleanor StillsGraham Nash, who launched a solo U.S. summer tour last week, has revealed that fans can expect new music from him in the not-too-distant future. The singer/songwriter tells Vortex Music Magazine that he’s preparing “a new [solo] record that will come out early next year.”

Nash explains that he and Crosby, Stills & Nash touring guitarist Shane Fontayne “wrote 20 songs together and recorded those 20 in eight days,” so he obviously has plenty of material for a new album. Fontayne is accompanying Graham during his current trek, which is mapped out through an August 23-24 stand in New York City.

As for how he feels about performing without his longtime collaborators Stephen Stills and David Crosby, Nash maintains, “It’s very interesting not having to think about [them]. You know, ‘I want an equal amount of songs in the show’ — that kind of stuff.”

Meanwhile, Nash tells the magazine that he’s disappointed that Neil Young hasn’t agreed to do another musical project with him, Crosby and Stills, adding that he believes the four of them could still create vital music together.

“We don’t look at the pulse of anything except what’s going through our veins, and there is absolutely no question that CSNY are still incredibly relevant, are still viewed as a very real band with real music,” Graham insists, “and I think that it would be wonderful I could have that experience again.”

Beyond the current solo trek and upcoming album, Graham has a European tour with CSN lined up in the fall, but he tells Vortex that he also has plenty of other creative endeavors to keep him occupied.

“A lot of painting, a lot of artistic work, and a lot of music that we’re working on,” he says. “I’m a very lucky man…My days are filled with stuff that I want to do, how lucky is that?”

You can check out Nash’s full itinerary at GrahamNash.com.

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