NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel regrets to announce that this Saturday’s show with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Furay at the Bear Den’s Showroom is postponed. A rescheduled date for the show has been set for Friday, December 6, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Furay is arguably best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the classic rock bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco. He and his band are currently in Colorado and are unable to travel due to the ongoing massive storms and flooding. Guests wishing to attend the rescheduled December 6 performance simply need to keep their existing tickets. Refunds for tickets purchased at a Seneca Casino store must be returned to that specific location. Refunds for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster may be returned to any Ticketmaster location, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Please visit www.SenecaCasinos.com for more information.
The Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference has revealed the full presenter and performer lineup for its 12th Annual Honors & Awards Show, presented by Nissan, which is set to take place on Wednesday, September 18 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The event will include performances by Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, John Fullbright, Shovels & Rope, Milk Carton Kids, JD McPherson, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Holly Williams and Duane Eddy. Original Buffalo Springfield members Stephen Stills and Richard Furay will also come together to play the band’s iconic song “For What It’s Worth,” and third-generation musician Holly Williams will offer a tribute to her late grandfather Hank Williams Sr.
Richie and his band are finally making their way across the Pacific. Billboard Live Tokyo and Billboard Live Osaka will be hosting these events. A total of six shows will take place on mainland Japan where Richie will be sharing music from his entire career. Buffalo Springfield, Poco, SHF, and more…
Check out this list of songs that have the power to transport people to another time and place, setting off a flood of memories.
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It was a fabulous night of music at both venues. Every opportunity to perform in Richie’s home state is always special for the band. Much love to our friends and family in Colorado.
Colorado mountains I can see your distant skies
You’re bringin’ a tear of joy to my eyes
Jam, rehearse and perform live as Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp present British Iconic lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who, guitar great Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and Hall of Fame singer song writer Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield to play with you live and in person January 23rd -27th, 2013.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF LES PAUL PICKED FOR NEXT GIBSON GUITARTOWN PROJECT
Waukesha is proud to announce that Gibson Guitar has chosen the birth and resting place of guitar legend Les Paul for its next acclaimed GuitarTown community arts project. In honor of the project, the Les Paul Trio will play with Buffalo Springfield music legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay on the big main stage set up in downtown Waukesha. will feature 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars, and a series of regular size guitars, to be artistically designed by acclaimed Wisconsin visual artists and displayed in front of the city’s landmarks and businesses. Each guitar sculpture will celebrate a musician, personality or artist unique to the region’s history, with guitar sculptures sponsored by local businesses and individuals.
Richie and the Les Paul Trio will be performing on June 1st at 6:00 p.m. Get your tickets and information at Waukesha GuitarTown.
Pete Fornatale was my friend, and it is very hard to reconcile his passing although I know, as a pastor, death is a very real part of life. Even Jesus as He was preparing for the death He would go through at Calvary, prayed to the Father “if there’s any other way let this cup pass from Me. Nevertheless, not my will but Yours be done.” And so it is we all come to death’s door on this journey of life.
Pete and I met through music and I can say without any hesitation, because of him, Poco had an opportunity to be heard in the northeast. Pete loved music; he loved Poco and it meant so much for me to know that “someone got it” and wasn’t intimidated to say so when our music was first introduced. Our friendship would grow over the years and certainly a testimony to that is – he would write the liner notes to three albums I was a part of (two Poco albums and most recently my solo album called Alive). In addition to his radio shows, Pete and I did many things together. He was comfortable to be around I can say we sincerely enjoyed each other’s company. Pete could do an interview without you ever thinking you were doing one; it was just casual conversation – it was always comfortable around Pete. I would never come to NYC without hoping to see him. We had many good times together – and I’m very thankful for those special moments.
When I brought my RF band back to NYC after many years of being away the music scene – Pete introduced us on the stage at BB Kings; just a couple of years ago up at Bethel Woods we did a live interview together; and just six short months ago we were together for a concert in Short Hills where he shared from his book on Simon and Garfunkel. It’s hard to believe those days are forever a memory now – but they will always bring a tear of joy to my eyes – it was and is a good feeling to know Pete Fornatale – my friend.
PS Thanks to Claudia Upton for the photos I have with Pete.