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Saturday, March 14, 2015

VIDEO: Richie Furay's New Song 'We Were The Dreamers'

Here's a video of Richie Furay's new song "We Were the Dreamers" from his new album Hand In Hand (Neil Young guests on Buffalo Springfield's "Kind Woman" bonus track.)

The inspiration for the song "We Were the Dreamers" is the band Poco. Richie Furay tells Billboard about the track:
"It's the story of Poco".

"Not that I sit around and dwell about Poco, but the lyrics began to tell that story and I just went with it. It was one of those natural things that just had a flow to it, and the (music) reminded me of what we were trying to do back in 1969. We wanted to bridge that gap between country music and rock 'n' roll music. The Byrds were doing it. The (Flying) Burrito Brothers were doing it. And Poco was certainly instrumental in creating that country-rock sound in southern California. So there was the song."

The autobiographical opening track and first single from Hand In Hand, Furay's first new solo album in eight years and set for release on March 31.

Richie Furay
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Furay does, however, acknowledge that part of the delay was staying open for the possibility of more Springfield performances, and perhaps even some new recording before the group went on an indefinite hiatus in early 2012. "I think I certainly had that thought in the back of my mind," Furay says. "I know I'd play some of these riffs while were doing sound checks and Neil would look over -- 'New song, eh?' I think Stephen and I thought maybe there would be a Springfield album that came out of it.

But things change, as they do and that's OK. There were a lot of fans out there that wanted to see the Springfield, and I would have liked to make that exclamation point a bit deeper.

But (Young) didn't feel the same way and, y'know what? That's just the way it goes. I've rolled with a lot of punches. I was just happy and satisfied I still had a place to go with my music after that."

Richie Furay - Hand In Hand
(Preview Tracks)

Also, see Buffalo Springfield's Richie Furay Looks Back & Forward.


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At 3/15/2015 10:06:00 AM, Blogger Lloyd Walton said...

Great song Richie ! It brings me back to the hundreds of highway miles I spent in Canada driving, listening, grooving in my VW van to the California sounds of POCO. Many thanks.


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