Richie FurayRichie Furay (born May 9, 1944) is an American songwriter and musician from Yellow Springs, Ohio.
In the mid 1960s, Furay formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills), Neil Young, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. The band's first album, Buffalo Springfield, was released in 1967. The band released two more albums, Buffalo Springfield Again and Last Time Around, and then disbanded in 1968. Buffalo Springfield got inducted in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998
Furay and Jim Messina (who had replaced Palmer in the Springfield) then formed Poco, with steel guitar player Rusty Young, George Grantham and Randy Meisner.
In the mid 1970s, Furay formed the "Souther Hillman Furay Band" with Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and J. D. Souther. That band split up after two unsuccessful albums in 1974 and 1975. It was around this time that Furay converted to Christianity and formed "The Richie Furay Band", which featured members of Love Song, Jay Truax, and John Mehler and Tom Stipe. The band released its self-title album and Furay later followed with Dance a Little Light and I Still Have Dreams, and then signed with a Christian record label called Myrrh Records. The band released it's third album, Seasons of Change on that label.
Furay eventually became a minister in Colorado, but continued singing and recording.
Furay reunited with Poco in 1990 for an album entitled, Legacy, which included the hit single "Call It Love."
Furay's fifth solo album, In My Father's House, was released in 1997 by the Christian Calvary Chapel label.