Richie Furay will present a “Farewell” concert at the Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (as a member of Buffalo Springfield) who also co-founded the groups Poco and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Furay will be backed by a nine-piece band and include, in the show, a tribute to Poco members Paul Cotton and Rusty Young, who both died this year. He will also debut a new song that will be filmed for an upcoming documentary on him.
A 5 p.m. meet-and-greet with Furay and dinner at Drew’s Mead Hall is available for an additional charge, and there will also be a meet-and-greet, dinner, rehearsal concert and question-and-answer session Nov. 13 at Alphawave Studios in Whippany.
Furay, 77, had been scheduled to present a farewell show at SOPAC last year, but could not do so because of the pandemic. He did, though, offer an online concert, in August 2020, with proceeds benefiting SOPAC and other organizations.
While Furay is saying “farewell” to full-blown touring, he is not planning to retire, per se.
“I’m hoping to just slow things down, but you know what, it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards,” he told VintageRock.com in an interview, earlier this year. “As long as I can keep playing and as long as people want to come out and see me, I’m sure there’ll be some opportunities.”
One such opportunity will come June 12, when he is scheduled to finally make up his postponed show at the reopened SOPAC. Visit sopacnow.org.
Here is a trailer for the upcoming documentary:
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