Here is a review by Thomas M. Kitts on the B. B. King’s November 11, 2011 show. Check it out and pass it on.
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by Terry Roland
Concert Review: The Richie Furay Band
BY TERRY ROLAND
The Richie Furay Band’s brief February tour through Southern California was important for this veteran country-rock artist. His last time around was with his old bandmates Neil Young and Stephen Stills on their long-awaited Buffalo Springfield reunion tour. While most of the audiences who attended the Springfield shows in California were familiar with Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame and the iconic Neil Young, fewer have had the chance to hear Furay in the years since the band’s demise. … Continue reading
During the Buffalo Springfield Reunion tour hiatus, Jeremy P. Meyer, of the Denver Post, took some time to catch up with Richie Furay. In a very candid and insightful article we get a snippet of Richie’s history spanning the past, present and a bit of the future. Richie is still trying to get settled back into the swing of normalcy again in Broomfield, CO after the epic Springfield trial run. The interview took place during an RFB rehearsal leading up to the band’s show at the Bluebird Theater.
Richie Furay could be the forgotten rock-’n'- roll pioneer.
The 67-year-old Broomfield pastor has roots deep in the annals of rock music — he is the co-founder of the seminal 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and is regarded as an architect of a genre that dominated the radio in the early 1970s.
But aside from rock historians and music geeks, few people know anything about Furay, whose own band has trouble booking shows in Colorado.
Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, Furay doesn’t like to play up his accolades.
“Put me on the river, put me on the golf course, put me on the stage — I’m having fun,” he said recently, sitting in the office of his small church.
Furay’s relative anonymity is already changing, thanks to the reunion of Buffalo Springfield, the group he formed in 1966 with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Bruce Palmer.
Although Buffalo Springfield disbanded after two years and three albums, critics for…
The first shows of the initial warm-up tour were earlier this week in Oakland and the band goes on tonight in LA for the first of two shows, followed by two in Santa Barbara. This initial historic tour closes out next weekend at Bonnaroo.
Look for tickets and plan ahead for a full tour starting in September.
The tour started off in Oakland and we’ve had some great fans and a lot of fun so far. Here is one of the early reviews, this one is from the USA Today:
Since the world is already talking about it, I guess it’s alright if we do now. Since the historic reunion of the Buffalo Springfield for Neil Young’s Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert this past October, something has been in the works for the hall of fame trio along with Joe Vitale and Rick Rosas to embark on a reunion tour. There is no word yet on a rehearsal or tour schedule so there is still a chance that things could fail to materialize, but this time around there seems to be larger forces at work driving things forward and only the Lord knows for what ultimate purpose.
David Crosby who sat in with the Springfield at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 dishes some news from Stephen’s camp in this Rolling Stone article:
“I think he is excited,” Crosby says of CSN bandmate Stephen Stills. “And I’ve got to tell you, I didn’t get to see them live, but I watched clips and Richie [Furay]- I got to tell you man, he is so happy onstage and is such a joyful energy.”
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Andy Greene’s article in Rolling Stone Magazine talks about how the long awaited Buffalo Springfield reunion somewhat randomly and suddenly became a reality. “Two weeks ago, Buffalo Springfield guitarist Richie Furay got a text message from Neil Young that simply said, “Call me.” “I called and he asked me if I’d be up for a reunion at the Bridge School Benefit,” Furay says. “He said, ‘If you’re into it, I think Stephen [Stills] will be into it.’ “
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“Country-rock music is not a fad. It was a created sound during the late 60’s and early 70’s that put the best of two worlds together, two elements of solid music. We were pioneers in doing that.”
At a May 22, 2010 Eagles show in Denver Colorado, bassist Timothy B. Schmit dedicated a song to his friend and mentor; as he said Richie Furay, was ‘partially responsible’ for him being there that night. Indeed, it could also be said that Richie Furay is partially responsible for The Eagles being there as well.
One listen to the scope of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s career beginning with the 1966 release of the first Buffalo Springfield album through the ground breaking first three Poco albums to his latest solo releases, 2005’s “Heartbeat of Love” and 2008’s “Alive,” reveals his influence on the early country-rock sound of The Eagles, arguably the most successful American rock band of the last 40 years. The bond is strong when you consider former Poco members include original Eagle bassist, Randy Meisner, and his replacement, Timothy B. Schmit.
However, Furay has done more than this. He is a key figure in pioneering country-rock and a major contributor and influence on today’s Americana music. The song, “A Child’s Claim to Fame,” from the second Buffalo Springfield album, is one of the earliest examples of the new genre in popular music we call country-rock today…
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It’s not often that you can spend 40 minutes on the phone with a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and come away thinking, “Wow, what a decent, regular guy.” But such was the case for me with Richie Furay, a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco, two groups whose collective influence far outweighs the sum of their respective accomplishments. A member of rock’s royalty, Furay doesn’t see himself as a rock star. In fact, it was his inability to come to terms with how former bandmates Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit were enjoying the spoils of superstardom in the 1970s that pushed him toward a more meaningful life…
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