Video Premiere: Richie Furay “Let’s Dance Tonight”

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Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Richie Furay (Poco, Buffalo Springfield) performing “Let’s Dance Tonight,” from his 50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour CD/DVD, due to be available on April 2nd. Furay played the entire DeLIVErin’ album in tribute to Poco’s their first “live” album released in 1971.

The performance will be released as a double CD and download as well as a single DVD concert film on DSDK Productions, distributed by MRI Entertainment. The audio for the CD and concert film was mixed and produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Ross Hogarth.

Playing on the song are Richie Furay Band: Richie Furay on guitars and vocals; Jesse Furay Lynch on tambourine and vocals; Scott Sellen on guitars, banjo and vocals; Jack Jeckot on keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals; Aaron Sellen on bass guitar and vocals; and Alan Lemke on drums. 

The video was produced by DSDK Productions

Americana Highways: This is an excellent version of “Let’s Dance Tonight,” with you and your band firing on every cylinder. Can you share your thoughts about what it was like to perform it that night at the Troubadour? It of course starts with the lyrics: “Slippin’ away headin’ out to L.A./Gonna sing in the city tonight.

FURAY: Well of course being in L.A. at the Troubadour made it a very special opportunity to perform this song. L.A. is where it all began for me and Poco, I don’t think I ever get near the city to do a show where Let’s Dance Tonight doesn’t come to mind and find its way into the set list. I guess it’s a way of acknowledging the opportunities I had there to make music. That’s the general way to look at it. There is also the specific, personal way as well since Los Angeles is where I met my wife Nancy, of 54 years. We spent a lot of time on the road so coming home to Los Angeles back then was always a refreshing moment.

For Poco fans this performance by Richie Furay is essential. And what a wonderful performance it is, evoking Poco and the nostalgia of the time, and a captivating show on its own terms too.  

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