Long time trio Crosby, Stills, and Nash are once again touring under a Bandit Lites system. Lighting Designer Will Twork is using a plethora of Martin moving lights to create a one of a kind lighting show. Twork says, "Whenever I design a system for an act or job, I take a look at the big picture. In other words, what type of music or event I'm trying to light. In the case of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, it's all about the 1960s--Woodstock Nation. I feel the lights should reflect that. In a word, psychedelic. Lots of in-your-face--literally--lighting. I try to spill light, color, and patterns in the audience's eyes, as well as create a very colorful stage. The nice thing about lighting CSN is the huge variety of moods and styles the band has created musically in the past 30 years of song-writing."

The standout piece of this lighting rig is the custom-made 20'-diameter A-type truss circle. Twork then devised three "rays" emanating from the circle. This look adds more dimensionality to the rig and some unique angles from which to light. Twork says, "The 20' circle upstage center, which includes a custom Rosco RP screen, is my canvas; it can also be used to create swatches of color and different patterns to reflect the music of the band by means of four MAC 250+s. I've also used extended length T-bars on six of the seven upstage MAC 500s (10', 8', and 6') to create some depth."

The tour is set to play throughout the United States through the end of September.

Lighting Designer
Will Twork

Crew Chief
Kent Shafferman

Production Manager
Mason Wilkinson

Tour Manager
Mike Sexton

Sound
Sound Image

Equipment List

5

Martin MAC 250s

2

Martin MAC 300s

11

Martin MAC 500s

3

Martin MAC 600s

8

PAR-64 6-lamp bars

1

ETC 72-way 2.4kW digital dimmer

1

Flying Pig Systems Wholehog II console

1

Bandit Lites 20-way Custom Motor Controller

10

Coffing 1-ton motors

1

20'-diameter A-type truss circle

165'

A-type truss

Photo: Franco Pietoso