After starting his musical career as a solo artist and member of various folk groups, Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in 1967 with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. The band's debut album included the hit single "For What It's Worth," and the group went on to record two more albums before disbanding in 1968.
In 1968, Furay formed Poco, one of the first country-rock hybrid bands, with Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham, Randy Meisner (quickly replaced by Timothy B. Schmidt), and Paul Cotton (Messina's replacement after three albums). Poco recorded six albums with Furay at the helm, including the classics Pickin' Up The Pieces and A Good Feeling To Know. The band's unique sound set the stage for bands like The Eagles as well as for the rock music that now dominates the modern country music market of the 21st Century.
Soon after departing Poco in 1973, Furay participated in Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. The band's hit single was Furay's "Falling In Love." After three solo albums in the '70s, he headed home to Colorado, where he is the pastor of the Calvary Chapel. He has since released two excellent inspiration albums - In My Father's House and I Am Sure. More recently, he released Heartbeat of Love in 2006, his first general market album in three decades.
The Richie Furay Band is currently performing material from Furay's extensive catalog. Featuring the young rhythm section of Aaron Sellen, Alan Lemke, Jesse Furay Lynch, and Scott Sellen, the live show spans Furay's rich musical history and recreates some of the country rock legend's best work - "Kind Woman," "A Good Feelin' to Know," "A Child's Claim to Fame," and "Crazy Eyes," just to name a few.
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