From the brilliant minds of Buffalo Springfield came Poco, the pioneer band of country rock. If you like soulful vocal harmonies and catchy Rock-n-Roll hooks with a hint of southern twang, you’ll love Poco. Considered by many to have defined the country rock genre, Rusty Young and his veteran band boast over 40 years of producing top hits such as “Keep on Tryin” and “Crazy Love.”
In 1968, when the supergroup Buffalo Springfield disbanded after only 2 years together, members Richie Furay and Jim Messina were faced with the task of redefining their place in the music industry. With the help of Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner, Poco was born with a focus on fusing the genres of country and rock in a way that had never been done before. The talented group achieved immediate success with their first album, “Pickin’ Up the Pieces”, a 1969 debut that would be considered a seminal album in the history of country rock music and the only debut album to ever receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine. Poco would prove unstoppable, producing over 24 original albums and dozens of chart-topping hits. Ten years after their founding, Poco would produce their most successful album, Legend, featuring the Top Twenty hits “Crazy Love” and “Heart of the Night” and achieving Platinum status, cementing Poco’s place as country rock superstars.
Today, Poco is still going strong. The legendary group now consists of original member Rusty Young as lead guitarist and singer, George Lawrence on drums, keyboardist Michael Webb, and bassist Jack Sundrud. Their latest album, “All Fired Up” was released earlier this year and continues to push boundaries and inspire fellow musicians and listeners alike. Their live performances, featuring a blend of their best hits and their newest experiments, bring audiences young and old to their feet.