Poco, founded in 1968 by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Richie Ruray and Jim Messina, was one of the earliest bands in the “country rock” genre that was later commercially popularized by bands such as the Eagles. The legendary Poco started with Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield), Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Loggins & Messina), Rusty Young, George Grantham and Randy Meisner (Eagles) playing showcase California clubs like the Troubadour and the Golden Bear. When respected L.A. Times music critic Robert Hilburn wrote that Poco was “The next big thing”, offers for record contracts began rolling in and the band went from playing for hundreds in the intimate surroundings of the Troubadour to playing for thousands at concerts alongside Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who.
During the next two decades Poco would play over sixty shows a year and once again return to the recording studio. ’Running Horse’ was released in 2003, the first studio recording in more than a decade. The year 2004 brought a DVD/ CD with Richie Furay titled ’Keeping The Legend Alive’. They also released two live CD’s in 2006 and 2007, ’Bareback at Big Sky’ and ’The Wildwood Sessions’.
Still playing to crowds of “Poconuts”, still winning over new fans, still reaching for new challenges, this decade marks the beginning of a new era in the Poco legend. Today longtime Poco bassist Jack Sundrud, renowned Muscle Shoals Section drummer George Lawrence and the newest addition, keyboard wizard Michael Webb, join Rusty Young, in building on the musical tradition that has been a hallmark of Poco for over four decades.
Sat, Feb 16 | 7:00 PM
The Franklin Theatre
$37.00 - $47.00