Saturday, July 21, 2007

Richie Furay series in 5 parts

OK boys, next thing I want do is a Richie Furay series in four parts.
What the hell is Richie Furay you may ask. Short answer is ' One of the greatest songwriter/singer of all time '. If you want the long answer please read on.
Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9. May 1944, inYellow Sprongs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960 band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. His best known song with that band was "Kind Woman". Before the Buffalo Springfield, Furay performed with Stills in the nine-member group, the Au Go Go Singers (Roy Michaels, Rick Geiger, Jean Gurney, Michael Scott, Kathy King, Nels Gustafson, Bob Harmelink, and Furay & Stills), the house band for the famous Cafe Au Go Go in New York City.
In the late 60s he formed the country-rock band POCO, with Jim Messina andRusty Young. This band, were influential to many future country-rock acts (including The Eagles - Don Henley: "We ever tried to sound like POCO"). Furay's best known songs, Pickin'Up The Pieces and Good Feelin' To Know, however, have reached classic status and appear on many country compilations. He left Poco in 1974 to join the Supergroup Souther, Hillman, Furay Band. Al Perkins, the group'spedal steel guitar player, introduced Richie to Christianity, before poor record sales led to the band's demise.
Furay then formed The Richie Furay Band, with Jay Truax, John Mehler, and Tom Stipe, releasing the album "I've Got a Reason" in 1976, which reflected Richie's new found beliefs. After two tours during the late 70's, he hung up his rock & roll shoes in favor of a call to the ministry. But it seems that those who have hung onto the memory of the Buffalo Spingfield and the continual evulution of POCO have never forgotten Richie Furay and his innovative talent.

Richie Furay Tour Schedule

Richie Furay and Chris Hillman 7/20/2007 8:00 PM New York
Richie Furay 7/28/2007 7:00 PM Chicago
Richie Furay and Chris Hillman 7/29/2007 8:00 PM Minneapolis

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