Richie, Scott and I will be playing in a relief concert tomorrow evening, Sunday June 29th at Nissi’s to help out some more for the Windsor tornado victims. We did another relief concert up in Fort Collins about a month ago which was a lot of fun and hopefully was a blessing for the people who needed it the most.
Everyone please come out for a great night and to help out!
For all of you who have been following the Richie Furay hip replacement saga Part II, you will be happy to hear that my papas’ surgery went over great today! For those who did not know, Richie had his second hip replacement today at University of Colorado hospital. The same doctor who performed the first replacement on the other side also performed this surgery and in the doctors’ words, “It went perfect!”. So, thank you all for your prayers and please keep praying for a speedy recovery. We are all looking very forward to getting out on the road again and a tour with Jimmy Messina may be in the works…
I saw Phil Vassar last night playing in Raleigh, man what a great show! His staff was nice enough to ask me backstage to meet him, which was very kind. I definitely think Phil and my Dad could relate and probably have a lot in common. All of the huge hits that Phil has written that have really blown up for other stars is kind of eerily reminiscent
of how my Dad influenced so many artists who made it huge and how he influenced the musical genre of country-rock which is so huge now but people just weren’t ready for it at the time.
Phil Vassar has been such a strong influence on this industry and it’s so cool so see him rockin’ it with such a talented group of musicians. Thanks Phil for the great music and thanks for taking some time to chat with me!!
Thanks 2 News for getting me this cool clip. I don’t believe this one ever aired on the morning news show. This was our wrap-up with Tom Green, Natalie Tisdal and Angie Austin all of whom were so warm and kind. We had alot of fun spending the morning with the three of them, really wonderful people. Anyway, here’s the video that closed out the show to promote the upcoming Richie Furay Band concerts in Boulder and Denver. Enjoy!
Just in case you missed it here’s the video of one of the four songs we did for the morning news show on 2 News.
It wasn’t the entire Richie Furay Band, just my Dad, Scott and myself doing a more low key, acoustic version of some of the tunes you’ll see the whole band rock out in the two upcoming shows and the Boulder Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 5th and at the BlueBird in Denver on Sunday, Dec. 9th. Enjoy the video but most of all come out to the Colorado shows to be a part of Country/Rock history! Love Yall!
Hi Yall. Nothing doing of late to post on as we’ve been taking it easy for the most part. We do have two local Richie Furay Band shows coming up in December in Boulder and Denver so keep an eye out for the show dates and please come and rock out with us!
Full Force of Fans Greet Rock and Roll Hall
of Famer Richie Furay in Times Square!
A Kweevak.com Rock Report by Rich and Laura Lynch
• MORE PICS FROM THIS SHOW!!! We’ve opened up a photo archive with more shots from this concert here!
For what it’s worth – there was quite a police presence on Times Square right as the Richie Furay show at the BB King Blues Club in New York City on July 20, 2007 was letting out.
This double bill featured 60′s rock giants from the Byrds and the Springfield. Fans exiting the building were greeted to a cordoned off and floodlit portion of 42nd Street manned by several armed to the hilt police officers in full riot gear. So much for the summer of love! Maybe the increased force was due to the ubiquitous re-sounding of the terror alarm that has swept across the country in recent weeks. Or, maybe it was because the man onstage once sang with the band whose popular radio hit alerted the nation to the dangers of tyranny during an unpopular war over 40 years ago – a song that remains an anthem of the protest movement to this day. Furay is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with the Springfield and is most beloved by the fans of POCO, the country rock outfit he helped pioneer in the turbulent 60′s. This was a rare appearance by the Boulder based singer-songwriter who thrilled the audience with his youthful enthusiasm, powerful performance and enduring appeal. This particular show was special indeed as Furay only recently took a break from his self-imposed sabbatical from his rock star persona to release a stellar record loaded with great country rock and folk songs with many special appearances by friends and former bandmates. Joining Furay on his latest Heartbeat of Love are former bandmates, Neil Young and Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield; Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, and Timothy B. Schmidt from POCO; as well as Kenny Loggins and from The Turtles – Mark Volman. The 12-track CD offers some of Furay’s best work ever and includes remakes of “Kind Woman” and “Let’s Dance Tonight” – songs that made their mark originally in both Buffalo Springfield and POCO.
Richie Furay seemed happy to back on stage performing for his fans! Furay is more likely to be found these days preaching at his church in Colorado – something he has been doing for almost 30 years. But it’s his role as the likable frontman in Buffalo Springfield and POCO that has reached the hearts of most of his admirers and they came out in force and anticipation to bathe in the light of their idol. Richie may have been absent from the mainstream music world but he leads his congregation often in song and has also released several Christian CDs over the years. The evening’s performance featured songs from all key elements of the artist’s career through the present day. Joining Richie onstage was a four-piece backing band that included his daughter Jesse Furay Lynch on background vocals and Scott Sellen on stellar lead guitar. The highlights of the evening were “Forever With You” and the title track from Heartbeat of Love, an extensive medley of Springfield classics, and the rocking set closer of POCO’s “Good Feelin’ To Know”. Now that Richie has made the leap back into the spotlight many fans wonder if he would be available for a reunion tour with POCO (that band will celebrate 40 years in 2008) or if he will ever make a foray into Buffalo Springfield again. Neil Young once called for the group to reunite in a song of the same name but putting the original line-up together became unattainable with the death of Bruce Palmer in 2004. Still, for a man who believes in and preaches the resurrection, his die-hard fans still hope to see their old favorite bands born again to rock another day!
Boy howdy it was good to be back East again! What great energy and great Richie Furay fans there are back there. BTW, Chris Hillman and the guys have been such a joy to play with. They are some really talented guys; so thanks Chris, Herb and Larry. Oh and speaking of Boy Howdy I just figured out that Larry played in that band, I used to sing their songs when I was a little girl…They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore, that was a good one and She’d Give Anything, man they were some good tunes.
Well we are rolling along on this summer of love tour. Cleveland rocked indeed, great crowd. I feel like I need to apologize to all the folks in Cleveland and Northampton though because I have been really under the weather ever since Philly. I have been pushing my body to keep on rockin and the last two shows my body has really been pushing me back. But, the shows must go on. Anyway, since Chicago was cancelled maybe I can get a bit of rest and start healing up for Minneapolis. See the Lord’s plan isn’t always our plan but He knew we would need that night off and so He cancelled Chicago. Praise Him!
Love you all and thanks for the support throughout this tour!
After over 20 years out of the mainstream music scene, Richie Furay has released a new album “Heartbeat of Love” that showcases the country-rock genre that Richie helped to forge back in the 60’s and 70’s. The new music features many of Richie’s comrades from back in the day including Steven Stills, Neil Young, Kenny Loggins, Chris Hillman and Richie’s daughter Jesse Furay Lynch.
Richie was part of the Stagecoach festival this past weekend which took place out in the dessert outside of Palm springs. What a show, and what a talented group Richie has put together. It’s become a family thing with Richie’s long-time musical collaborator Scott Sellen and Scott’s son Aaron along with drummer Alan Lempke, and Richie’s gorgeous daughter Jesse Furay Lynch singing the harmony licks that Richie was famous for with Buffalo Springfield and Poco; Jesse Lynch definitely has her pappa’s pipes and her pappa definitely still has his vocal prowess in tact. The two voices blend in a way that only amazing talent from the same gene pool could produce.
You can catch Richie and the band in his upcoming tour with ex Bird’s founding member, and Souther Hillman Furay cohort Chris Hillman. They put together a show that you don’t want to miss and it’s been a long time in coming!
Yeah, we are kickin’ it live tonight in NYC. BBKing’s is a really cool venue. Chris Hillman and Herb go on at 8:00pm ET and I think we start around 9:00pm. I’m pretty sure my Dad will be autographing the new CD Heartbeat of Love for any fans there so bring your copy if you already have it. We played in PA last night and Alexandria, VA the night before. Man Alexandria was a great audience! So NYC had better rock it out tonight. Especially since I lived here for 8 years, these are my peeps.
See you tonight at BB Kings.
Here’s a pic from the show courtesy of Rich and Laura Lynch!