Richie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit Perform ‘Good Feelin’ to Know’ From Live at the Troubadour Set

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Richie Furay at the Troubadour concert

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Furay, one of the architects of the country rock genre as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and later with the Souther Hillman Furay Band, released the live concert album 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour in 2021 as a double CD as well as a single DVD concert film via DSDK Productions, distributed by MRI Entertainment. Furay’s Poco bandmate Timothy B. Schmit joined for two of the songs.

Recorded at the iconic Los Angeles venue in November 2018, the album is comprised of two sets: “Still DeLIVErin’,” which encompasses Buffalo Springfield songs, favored Poco tunes and some of his finest solo work, and “DeLIVErin’ Again,” a front-to-back performance of Poco’s classic 1971 live album DeLIVErin’ plus their 1972 signature song “A Good Feelin’ to Know,” which Furay describes as a personal favorite.

Furay talked about the song. “‘A Good Feelin’ To Know’ is all about joy, happiness and satisfaction,” he says. “Being on the road as much as Poco was—well, that was difficult at times. We were one of those groups who made a living from traveling and concerts; our goal was always to bring joy to our audiences who invited us to be a part of their life in that setting. But that was only two hours of the day–the rest of the time was travel, preparation and waiting. That’s what could wear you down at times. Looking forward to getting back home was what compelled me; when all else was but a blur, there was always home and family. That was a ‘A Good Feelin’ To Know’–for me, that was what mattered.”

Poco was still several years away from earning success at Top 40. “It was the song that we had hope would launch our career into another level,” he recalls. “People said it had all the elements of a successful radio song. Only fate knows what happened, that it did not meet its expectation and potential–but the song remains today a milestone, especially for me in that it became a pivotal point in my life as I began to realize the things that are important in life.  Performing it today and watching audience reaction says a lot–for those reasons it is a meaningful song that sits at the top of my list as I look back on my catalogue.”

Furay reflects on the anniversary performance at the Troubadour. “[It] always will be, a night to remember.  Being able to perform on the stage where it all began for Poco was a flashback to the days when we were all so young and adventuresome. Having my daughter Jesse with me at this stage in my life and of course, having Timothy B. there, who has been such a great friend all these years–well, what a special memory to have and reflect on.”

Watch the performance of “A Good Feelin’ to Know” from the concert

Poco’s classic live album, DeLIVErin’, was released on Jan. 13, 1971.

Watch the band perform three Poco favorites

Related: Our Album Rewind of the Souther, Hillman Furay Band

Richie Furay and Timothy B. Schmit, The Troubadour, November 16, 2018

The sold-out concert marked Furay‘s 50th anniversary return to the venue where Poco (originally as Pogo) performed their very first shows in 1968. The evening was also marked by Schmit joining Furay on the Schmit-penned “Hear That Music” from DeLIVErin’. (Poco’s first bass player, Randy Meisner, was at the show backstage but did not perform.)

The Richie Furay Band also includes Jesse Furay Lynch (tambourine and vocals), Scott Sellen (guitars, banjo and vocals), Jack Jeckot (keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals), Aaron Sellen (bass guitar and vocals), Alan Lemke (drums), plus Dave Pearlman (pedal steel guitar and dobro).

Watch the performance of one of Furay’s great Buffalo Springfield songs, “Kind Woman”

The performance of “C’mon” was shared in advance of the album’s release. “[It] was a song that certainly captured the heart of Poco’s audiences,” says Furay. “It was a concert closer for our set for quite a few years having that upbeat tempo that just drew our audiences in.”

Watch them perform it at the anniversary show

The complete track listing appears below the links.

50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour Tracklisting

CD1: “Still DeLIVErin’”
On The Way Home
Let’s Dance Tonight
We Were The Dreamers
Don’t Let It Pass By
Go and Say Goodbye
Wake Up My Soul
Hard Country
Wind of Change
Anyway Bye Bye

Watch the performance of “Let’s Dance Tonight” from 1973’s Crazy Eyes

CD2: “DeLIVErin’ Again”
I Guess You Made It
Hear That Music (with Timothy B. Schmit)
Kind Woman
Hard Luck
Child’s Claim To Fame
Pickin’ Up The Pieces
You Better Think Twice
A Man Like Me
Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
Grand Junction
Consequently So Long
Encore: A Good Feelin’ To Know (with Timothy B. Schmit)

Watch the band perform another Buffalo Springfield favorite

Listen to “You Better Think Twice,” written by Jim Messina, from 1970’s Poco album

Related: Our Album Rewind of Poco’s DeLIVErin’

Furay, born May 9, 1944, has a new album, In the Country, and tour in 2022.

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