Mar 13, 2024

Legends of Country Rock with Firefall and Richie Furay to perform at Stiefel Theatre in May

Posted Mar 13, 2024 7:46 PM
Firefall band members. <b>Image courtesy Stiefel Theatre</b>
Firefall band members. Image courtesy Stiefel Theatre


The Stiefel Theatre in Salina is thrilled to announce its upcoming show, Legends of Country Rock with Firefall and Richie Furay of Poco and Buffalo Springfield, on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $49 — on-sale Friday, March 15 @ noon. Buy in person at the Stiefel Theatre Box Office or online at 785-827-1998

Firefall Lead guitarist and vocalist Jock Bartley founded Firefall in Boulder, Colorado, in 1974, along with two other refugees from the legendary Graham Parsons band.

Firefall’s layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms that transcend many genres from rock to country brought them Platinum and Gold Album and Single success with hits like“You Are The Woman,” “Strange Way,” and “Just Remember I Love You.” Other major Firefall radio hits include “Cinderella,” “Goodbye I Love You,” “Livin’ Ain’t Livin” and “Mexico.” 

Firefall hit the road and never looked back, including extensive tours with Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, America, and many others. In recent years, their legendary headline shows have been mixed with package tours with Little River Band, Night Ranger, Pure Prairie League, Orleans, and more.

Jock Bartley (lead guitar and vocals) is joined on stage by longtime Firefall members Steve Weinmeister (guitar, mandolin, keyboards, and vocals), Jim Waddell (keyboards, flute, saxophone), Sandy Fica (drums), and newcomer John Bisaha from The Babys (bass and vocals).

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In the Fall of 2023, the band will release “Friends & Family on Sunset Blvd Records, backed by a major promotional campaign.

This unique ‘concept’ album features new versions of classic songs by artists that are part of Firefall’s rich history, including groups that the founding members played in or that Firefall toured with, including The Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., Spirit, Dan Fogelberg, Heart, Gram Parsons, Poco, the Doobie Bros., Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Marshall Tucker.

Richie Furay. <b>Image courtesy Stiefel Theatre</b>
Richie Furay. Image courtesy Stiefel Theatre

Richie Furay&nbsp;

Poco, Buffalo Springfield and Souther, Hillman, Furay founder, vocalist, guitarist, and rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Richie Furay is responsible for hits ranging from “For What It’s Worth/Stop Children What’s That Sound” to “Kind Woman” “Rose of Cimmeron” and “Good Feeling To Know.”

Throughout the formative years of our group America, the songs and voice of Richie Furay were a constant inspiration. With both the Buffalo Springfield and Poco albums, Richie was in “heavy rotation” in our world and remains so to this day. – Gerry Beckley, Member of the group AMERICA