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Poco
Origin United States
Genre(s) country rock
Years active 1968-1984, 1989-1991, 2001-present
Label(s) Epic
ABC
MCA
Atlantic
Associated acts Buffalo Springfield
The Eagles
Loggins and Messina
Sky Kings
Website Official website
Members
Rusty Young
Paul Cotton
Jack Sundrud
George Lawrence
Former members
Richie Furay
Jim Messina
Randy Meisner
Timothy B. Schmit
George Grantham
Steve Chapman
Charlie Harrison
Kim Bullard

Poco is an American country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay and Jim Messina following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. Their title of their first album, "Pickin up the Pieces" refers to the break up of the Springfield and is the only debut album to ever receive a perfect review rating from Rolling Stone Magazine. A favorite of AOR FM staions in the early 70's, Poco was considered to be a highly innovative and pioneering band. Although the band charted a handful of Top 20 hits, overall their Top 40 success was somewhat uneven. Throughout the years Poco has reformed in various groupings, with the latest version still active today. With 24 original albums and 26 "Best of" and anthology collections, the band boasts a catalog of 50 releases. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Port Coquitlam is a city in British Columbia, Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the geological term, see Country rock (geology). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived but influential folk rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina and is most famous for the song For What Its Worth. After its formation in April 1966, a series of... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Cotton (born February 26, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist singer/ songwriter. ... Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California) is an American bass guitar player and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... For the geological term, see Country rock (geology). ... Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. ... Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived but influential folk rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina and is most famous for the song For What Its Worth. After its formation in April 1966, a series of...

Contents

Beginnings

During recording of the last Buffalo Springfield album, each of the three lead singers (Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay) recorded songs without the other two. One of Furay's solo songs was the country-influenced ballad "Kind Woman", which he recorded with the help of producer/engineer/bassist Jim Messina and pedal steel guitarist Rusty Young.[1] When Buffalo Springfield then split up, Furay, Messina and Young decided to start their own group oriented toward such songs. Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... This article is about the musician. ... Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The original lineup was Furay (vocals, rhythm guitar), Messina (lead guitar, vocals, producer), Young (pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin and vocals), George Grantham (drums and vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass and vocals). The group was signed to a recording contract with Epic Records, which acquired the rights to Furay and Messina from Atlantic Records (the Springfield's label) in return for the rights to David Crosby from the Byrds and Graham Nash from the Hollies (who were moving to Atlantic as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash).[1] Originally, the new group was named "Pogo" after the famous comic strip character, but it had to change its name when Pogo creator Walt Kelly objected to their use of the name. "Poco" is a Spanish term meaning "little or diminish." Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... L-R: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn The Byrds were an American rock music group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... The Hollies The Hollies are a British rock and roll band formed in the early 1960s. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... Pogo as drawn by Walt Kelly. ... Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), known simply as Walt Kelly, was a cartoonist notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. ...


Their first album, Pickin' Up the Pieces (1969) is considered to be the best and most important album of a new musical genre that united country with rock music.[2] However, the album was not a commercial success, falling short of the top 50 on the Billboard album charts. Pickin Up The Pieces is the debut album by Country Rock pioneers Poco. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Prior to its release, Meisner left the group as a result of a conflict with Furay(reportedly, Meisner had objected after Furay barred all but himself and Messina from the first album's final mix playback sessions). After a stint playing with Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band, he later became a founding member of The Eagles. Messina assumed the bass chores until Timothy B. Schmit came in to replace Meisner in September 1969. Eric Hilliard Ricky Nelson, alternately Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. ... Eagles redirects here. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California) is an American bass guitar player and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ...


"Movin' A Right Along"

The studio album Poco (1970) and the live album Deliverin' (1971) followed. Guided by the vision of Furay and Messina, these became touchstones of country rock music making Poco the yard stick by which all country rock bands are measured. Poco's unique blending of the Bakersfield sound with energetic rock translated well to live performances, and the band developed a loyal following on the road. Each album produced a moderate hit, Messina's "You Better Think Twice" and Furay's "C'mon". Critical acclaim did not yield commercial success, however, and even though Deliverin' became Poco's first album to reach the top 30 on the Billboard album charts (peaking at #26), Messina, more accustomed to studio life, chose to leave the band. He became a studio producer for Columbia Records, and, eventually, half of Loggins and Messina. At the suggestion of Peter Cetera of Chicago, Paul Cotton, guitarist and vocalist from The Illinois Speed Press, replaced Messina. Poco is the 2nd album by the Country Rock band Poco. ... Deliverin’ is the first live album by the Country Rock band Poco. ... The Bakersfield sound was a genre of country music developed in the mid- to late 1950s in and around Bakersfield, California, at bars such as The Blackboard. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ... Paul Cotton (born February 26, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist singer/ songwriter. ...


The realigned Poco, now working on its third lineup on just its fourth album, hired Steve Cropper as producer and released From The Inside (1971), featuring Cotton's "Bad Weather", which became a signature song for the band. The band then hired upcoming star producer Jack Richardson, who oversaw the next three albums, beginning with A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972). Although the Furay title track became the most recognizable Poco song of their early years, it completely failed to chart despite more critical acclaim. As a result, Furay became increasingly discouraged with Poco's prospects, especially since ex-bandmates Meisner and Messina were so successful with their new acts. The next album, Crazy Eyes (1973), was another strong effort that ultimately proved to be Furay's last as a member of the group. The title track was a Furay song written about fellow country-rock pioneer and close friend Gram Parsons of Flying Burrito Brothers fame, who had died of a drug overdose at the Joshua Tree Inn just prior to the recording of the album; Furay also sang Parsons' song "Brass Buttons". Steve The Colonel Cropper (born October 21, 1941) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... From The Inside is the fourth album, and third studio album, by the country rock band Poco. ... Jack Richardson, C.M. (b. ... A Good Feelin’ To Know is the fifth album by the country rock band Poco. ... Crazy Eyes is the sixth album by the country rock band Poco. ... Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers were an early country rock band, best known for their massively influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ...


At the urging of Asylum Records president and former Poco Manager David Geffen, Furay then left Poco and joined with J. D. Souther and Chris Hillman to create the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band on Asylum. Poco decided not to replace Furay and continued as a quartet For the label known as Asylum-Curb, see Curb Records. ... David Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, philanthropist. ... J.D. Souther, born John David Souther on November 3, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is a singer-songwriter and country rock singer. ... Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band was a country rock supergroup comprised of Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas), and J.D. Souther (Longbranch Pennywhistle). ...


Famous road crew members during the 1970s included Steven DePaul and Jimmy Collins as guitar technicians and Ronald Perfitt as the road manager. Steven DePaul would later go on to become the Associate Producer for NYPD Blue and Director of shows such as The Unit, K-Ville and C.S.I. New York. Jimmy Collins would later go on to manage the band Boston.


Changes

Furay's departure provided an opportunity for Rusty Young. Previously known largely for his multi-instrumental talents, especially on pedal steel guitar, Young stepped up to become one of the band's primary songwriters and singers on subsequent albums. Seven (1974) and Cantamos (1974), their last two albums for Epic Records, established the group as a strong quartet without Furay. They moved to ABC Records, although Epic still had the rights to a live album Live (1976). Head Over Heels (1975), Rose Of Cimarron (1976), and Indian Summer (1977) found the group augmenting their country rock sound with a more mainstream approach. Head Over Heels featured Schmit's acoustic "Keep On Tryin'", which became an AOR favorite and the group's most successful single to date. With Rose Of Cimarron, Young and Cotton began to write the lion's share of the group's songs as the band continued to seek larger commercial success. However, Rose of Cimarron's sales were hurt by the competition with Live, and Indian Summer received little promotion in part due to the poor sales of Rose. Al Garth (ex-Loggins and Messina ) was added to the group in 1976 during the Rose period, but was gone by the year's end. The band recorded a new live album in a second attempt to break through with the Indian Summer songs, with a guest appearance by Furay, but the album's release was postponed by ABC. (The album was eventually released as The Last Roundup in 2004.) Cantamos is the eighth album by the country rock band Poco. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Rose Of Cimarron is the 9th album by the country rock band Poco. ... Rose Of Cimarron is the 9th album by the country rock band Poco. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ...


In September 1977, Schmit quit to join the Eagles, coincidentally replacing former Poco member Meisner yet again, and in early 1978, Young and Cotton toyed with dumping the "Poco" name to become the Cotton-Young Band, without Grantham. Young and Cotton redoubled their efforts, selecting Britons Steve Chapman (drums) and Charlie Harrison (bass) (both of whom had played together with Leo Sayer , Al Stewart and many others) to round out their new quartet -- which then decided to continue on as Poco at ABC's request. Thus, Grantham ended up out of Poco without ever choosing to leave. Legend (1978), with cover art by comedian Phil Hartman, subsequently became the group's most commercially successful album, yielding a gold album and two Top Twenty hits, Young's "Crazy Love" (which also had a seven-week run at Number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in early 1979, the biggest hit on the AC chart that year) and Cotton's "Heart of the Night". Kim Bullard (keyboards) had joined the band in December 1978, just as Legend was being released. While 'Crazy Love' was riding up the charts, ABC Records was sold to MCA Records. Poco was retained by MCA and the Legend album was reissued on the MCA label. This quintet released four more albums: Under The Gun (1980), Blue And Gray (1981), Cowboys & Englishmen (1982) and (moving over to Atlantic Records) Ghost Town (1982) and Inamorata (1984). Despite creating music that often lived up to the quality of the band's earlier efforts, this lineup ultimately failed to sustain the success achieved by "Legend." In the wake of changing musical tastes and a fickle marketplace in the early 1980s, Poco increasingly faded from the forefront of the popular music scene. For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer on 21 May 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) is an English performing artist, now based in Australia, whose singing career has spanned four decades. ... Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart on September 5, 1945, Glasgow, Scotland), is a British singer-songwriter and musician. ... Legend is the 11th album by the Country Rock band Poco. ... Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning writer as well as an actor, voice artist, comedian and graphic artist. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Under the Gun was a punk rock group founded in New York City in 1997 by Mickey Lee Ambush (vocals, rhythm guitar) Todd Anthony (vocals, lead guitar) Chrisipline (drums) and Keith Allen (bass, vocals). ... Cowboys & Englishmen is the 14th album by the Country Rock band Poco. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


After Poco

Furay, Schmit and Grantham had, since their departures, each, at various times, guested with Poco. Inamorata included contributions by all three former members, but the album did not result in a lasting reunion, in part due to its lack of success.


The group lost its recording contract with Atlantic after the slow sales of Inamorata but continued to tour, mostly in small clubs. Bullard left to rejoin Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1983 and Harrison departed in mid-1984. New members Jeff Steele (bass) and Rick Seratte (keyboards, backing vocals) came in for Poco's 1984 tour dates, only to be replaced in 1985 by Jack Sundrud and the returning Grantham. But in 1986, Chapman came back to take over drums again from Grantham. Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ...


During this era, the group relocated to Nashville in hopes of a new contract. But the powers that be there only seemed interested in the group as songwriters rather than as a recording act.


After a lengthy recording hiatus, at the urging of Richard Marx, Poco re-emerged with the successful Legacy (1989), reuniting original members Young, Furay, Messina, Grantham, and Meisner twenty years after Poco's debut. The album featured two top forty hits, 'Call it Love' and 'Nothing to Hide', and earned a gold album. The group(having added a keyboardist, Dave Vanecore ) toured in early 1990 opening for Marx. Then Furay had to bow out due to conflicts in his schedule(he was now a minister at a Colorado church). Poco toured as a headliner in the summer of 1990 with Sundrud returning to take over guitar from Furay. In 1991, Poco toured as an acoustic trio with Young, Messina & Meisner(drummer Gary Mallaber joined them for dates in Japan that July). But by the end of '91, Messina and Meisner had returned to their individual careers. Drum, percussion, and keyboard player for The Steve Miller Band. ...


By early 1992, Poco was once again without a record deal. But despite this fact, Young once again teamed with Cotton, brought in new members Richard Neville (vocals, bass) & Tim Smith(drums)and toured through the end of the decade. Sometimes the group even did shows as an acoustic duo(just Young & Cotton) and at other times during this era, Young worked in another group, Four Wheel Drive, with Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers , Bill Lloyd of Foster & Lloyd and John Cowan (ex-New Grass Revival). This group reorganized under the name The Sky Kings in 1995. Richard Neville can be: Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, also known as Warwick the Kingmaker, a English noble who fought in the Wars of the Roses. ... Patrick Simmons (born October 19, 1948) is an American singer and guitarist for the rock band The Doobie Brothers. ... The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like Black Water. They were popular throughout the 1970s. ... John Cowan is a vocalist and bass player. ... New Grass Revival is a great bluegras band. ...


In 2000, Grantham and Sundrud once again returned to Poco and Running Horse (2002) found the band in the studio for the first time in thirteen years. Furay(who'd continued to make guest appearances at their shows over the years when they played in his native Colorado) reunited with the band again for one show in Nashville in May 2004, resulting in the spirited CD/DVD release Keeping The Legend Alive (2004). In July of the same year, Grantham tragically suffered a stroke during a live performance. His recovery has been slow and expensive and the group has created a donor fund on its official website, Poconut.com, to offset some of his considerable medical expenses. The site offers a variety of ways of donating money. George Lawrence (who had subbed for Tim Smith on drums in 1999) rejoined Poco at this point. Running Horse is the 18th album by the Country Rock band Poco. ...


Every label Poco has appeared on and several independent labels have released numerous "Best of", re-releases and anthology collections. Offering new and old Poco fans plentiful opportunties to enjoy new and old versions of their music.


The Present

Poco is still writing and recording a substantial volume of music, touring festivals and top rock venues in the United States, Canada and Europe, and doing solo projects. Young, Cotton, Sundrud, and veteran drummer George Lawrence comprise the current lineup. Bareback At Big Sky (2005) and The Wildwood Sessions (2006) are Poco's most recent original releases, capturing live acoustic versions of songs both new and familiar from their almost forty-year career. The current lineup of Poco was reunited with Richie Furay for a concert at the Wildwood Lodge in Steelville, Missouri, in May, 2007.


Discography

  • 1969 Pickin' Up the Pieces
  • 1970 Poco
  • 1971 Deliverin'
  • 1971 From The Inside
  • 1972 A Good Feelin’ To Know
  • 1973 Crazy Eyes
  • 1974 Seven
  • 1974 Cantamos
  • 1975 Head Over Heels
  • 1976 Live
  • 1976 Rose Of Cimarron
  • 1977 Indian Summer
  • 1978 Legend
  • 1980 Under The Gun
  • 1981 Blue And Gray
  • 1982 Cowboys & Englishmen
  • 1982 Ghost Town
  • 1984 Inamorata
  • 1989 Legacy
  • 2002 Running Horse
  • 2004 The Last Roundup (recorded 1977)
  • 2004 Keeping The Legend Alive
  • 2005 Bareback At Big Sky
  • 2006 The Wildwood Sessions

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Best Of Collections/Re-releases

  • 1975 The Very Best of Poco
  • 1979 Poco: The Songs of Paul Cotton
  • 1980 Poco: The Songs of Richie Furay
  • 1980 The Best Of
  • 1982 Backtracks
  • 1989 Crazy Loving: The Best of Poco 1975-1982
  • 1990 Retrospective
  • 1990 The Forgotten Trail (1969-74)
  • 1995 Ghost Town/Inamorata
  • 1996 On The Country Side
  • 1997 The Essential Collection (1975-1982)
  • 1998 The Ultimate Collection 69-89
  • 1999 The Very Best Of Poco
  • 2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Poco
  • 2001 Take Two
  • 2002 The Very Best Of Poco
  • 2002 From The Inside/A Good Feelin’ To Know
  • 2004 Pickin' Up the Pieces/Poco
  • 2005 Alive in the Heart of the Night
  • 2006 Keep on Tryin
  • 2006 Poco Live
  • 2005 The Essential Poco
  • 2006 Gold
  • 2006 Best Of Poco Live
  • 2006 Seven/Cantamos
  • 2007 Standing Room Only Live

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Band members

Line-ups

1968-1969
1969
  • Richie Furay - guitars, vocals
  • Jim Messina - guitars, bass, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1969-1970
  • Richie Furay - guitars, vocals
  • Jim Messina - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1970-1973
  • Richie Furay - guitars, vocals
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1973-1976
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1976
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
  • Al Garth - saxophone, violin
1977
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1978
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Charlie Harrison - bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Chapman - drums
1978-1983
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Charlie Harrison - bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Chapman - drums
  • Kim Bullard - keyboards, backing vocals
1984
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Steve Chapman - drums
  • Rick Seratte - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jeff Steele - bass
1985
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Jack Sundrud - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1986-1987
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Jack Sundrud - bass, guitar, vocals
  • Steve Chapman - drums
1988-1989
  • Richie Furay - guitars, vocals
  • Jim Messina - guitars, bass, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Randy Meisner - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
1989-1990
  • Richie Furay - guitars, vocals
  • Jim Messina - guitars, bass, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Randy Meisner - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
  • Dave Vanecore - keyboards
1990
  • Jim Messina - guitars, bass, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Randy Meisner - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
  • Jack Sundrud - guitar, vocals
  • Dave Vanecore - keyboards
1991
  • Jim Messina - guitars, bass, vocals
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Randy Meisner - bass, guitar, vocals
1992-1999
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Richard Neville - bass, vocals
  • Tim Smith - drums, backing vocals
  • Rusty and Paul also appeared as a duo during this era playing acoustic sets
  • Goerge Lawrence filled in on drums for Smith for some shows in 1999
2000-2004
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Jack Sundrud - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Grantham - drums, vocals
2004-present
  • Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Paul Cotton - guitars, vocals
  • Jack Sundrud - bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Lawrence - drums

Richie Furay (born Paul Richard Furay, on 9 May 1944, in Yellow Springs, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. ... Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California) is an American bass guitar player and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... Paul Cotton (born February 26, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist singer/ songwriter. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. 'Poco'; All Music Guide.
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. Pickin' Up the Pieces review, All Music Guide.

The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...

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