Thoughts On Richie Furay and The Buffalo Springfield Reunion
It’s near midnight now. I know the Reunion show has happened by now. If we do all share some kind of common connection through this music that draws us in, mine has felt strong tonight to think of Richie Furay’s voice joining Stephen Stills and Neil Young to conjure up memories of the past and to bring it into the Northern California wind for a few hours tonight. For the those of us who love Americana, folk, country..this reunion is somewhat akin to a kind of Beatle reunion. Not to discount the missing partners, the fine rythm section Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin created for this trio of unique and diverse singer-songwriters. Tonight, for me, their memory is really bittersweet. Tonight, there’s just a simple, sweet memory of the first time I heard “Flyin’ on the Ground,” “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing,” or “Bluebird,” and it feels like my heart reaches back to childhood; I listen tonight for the melodies, harmonies, heartbeat drums, fuzz tone guitars, out in the California air not 30 miles from where their sound was born in Hollyood. I listen and I hear them again, I’m glad to know for this week, those three survivors came together and simply celebrated.