Richie Furay Band
RICHIE FURAY has certainly done it all. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has formed legendary rock bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco.
Furay got his start when he left his hometown of Yellow Springs, OH and moved to New York City in 1964. It was there that he met Stephen Stills and they became part of folk group the Au Go Go Singers. The group recorded one record before disbanding and going their separate ways. Shortly after, Furay moved out to California, and Buffalo Springfield was born. The band was made up of Furay, Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. While the band was only together for two years, their three albums were very successful.
Following the break up, Furay formed the band Poco with Jimmy Messina. Furay recorded six albums with Poco before he left to explore other avenues.
In the mid 1980′s, Furay put his music career on hold to join the ministry. He became the senior pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Broomfield, CO.
In 1996, Furay recorded an album of worship songs, and most recently, he formed the Richie Furay Band. They have been touring together since 2008, and Furay’s daughter, Jesse, is also a member of the band.
This year, Furay regrouped to play Bonaroo with Buffalo Springfield, and they have announced plans for a 2012 tour.