Richie Furay - King Of Country Rock With Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Talks About Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Gram Parsons And Much More!
Richie Furay is the father of Country Rock music. He was a founding member of three Supergroups: Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Still and Neil Young, Poco with Jim Messina, and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band with JD Souther and Chris Hillman. If not for Richie Furay there might not have been the Eagles or Jackson Browne or Linda Ronstadt or many others.
My featured song is “Stockbridge Fanfare” from East Side Sessions by my band, Project Grand Slam. Spotify link here.
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Richie and I discuss the following:
- How Buffalo Springfield got their name
- Meeting Stephen Stills
- The Au Go Go Singers
- The Greenwich Village scene in the mid-60s
- Formation of Buffalo Springfield
- First BS album
- Neil Young’s songs on the album
- The breakup of BS and formation of Poco
- Country Rock pioneers
- Married to his wife for 55 years
- His second career as an ordained Pastor
In the Songfest portion we play and discuss:
- Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
- Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It
- Pickin’ Up The Pieces
- A Good Feeling To Know
- Kind Woman
“Live At SteelStacks” is the new 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game in performance at the SteelStacks concert venue in Bethlehem, PA. The EP features five of the band’s Greatest Hits written by Robert: “Redemption Road”, “I’m Falling Off Of The World”, “Aches And Pains”, “The One I’m Not Supposed To See” and “Yeah Yeah”, which collectively show off the breadth, scope and sound of the band.
The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike. Elliott Randall, of Steely Dan fame, the guitarist who recorded the unforgettable solos in ‘Reelin’ In The Years’, calls Live At SteelStacks “Captivating!”. Tony Carey, the incredible multi-talented artist who has produced Joe Cocker, Eric Burden and John Mayall, says “PGS burns down the house!”. Alan Hewitt of the Moody Blues says “Full of life!” Melody Maker says simply “Virtuoso musicians!”, and Hollywood Digest says “Such a great band!”.
“Live At SteelStacks” can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.
“All Of The Time” is Robert’s most recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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