Hear Richie Furay’s ‘Don’t Tread On Me': Exclusive Premiere
Fans of Richie Furay's work with Buffalo Springfield and Poco will find a comfy fit inside his new song, whose subject matter offers a contemporary message. Ultimate Classic Rock and eOne Music are sharing an exclusive listen to Furay's new "Don't Tread on Me," which you can listen to above.
"Where did this song come from?" Furay says. "I take many long walks on my road pondering life and where this great nation of ours has gone. I love America, but the polarization of left and right is tearing us apart. The very fabric of our society is unraveling as a result of this. But I have hope. We are a great nation; we should be proud of it. We have a heart of gold, which we have shown to the world. Yet some think it’s wrong. I’m not ashamed to say, Born in the U.S.A. Don’t tread on me!"
This new song advances Furay's first solo release in eight years, Hand in Hand, which comes out on March 31 and features a cover image of Furay and his wife of 48 years, Nancy. She was the inspiration for Buffalo Springfield's "Kind Woman," and for the new record's title track, which is kind of a sequel. Furay is also set to begin a string of U.S. dates later this week. You can order Hand in Hand via Amazon and iTunes.
Furay helped form Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills and Neil Young. With Poco, he worked with Jim Messina, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit and Rusty Young, who still leads Poco. Buffalo Springfield were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Meisner left Poco to join the Eagles; Schmit replaced him in the Eagles a few years later.
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