Paul Cotton 2

My blog on former Poco songwriter and guitarist Paul Cotton is one of my most popular writings. Paul has a lot of fans. After leaving Poco in 2010, Paul enjoyed life in Key West and fronted his own band. In recent years, Paul has been living in Oregon, mostly out of the public eye, but … More Paul Cotton 2

Poco: Legacy (1989)

Released in 1989, the original Poco reformed for an album.  This configuration of the band had not played together for nearly 20 years. Jim Messina, Randy Meisner, Richie Furay, George Grantham and Rusty Young accept the offer, recorded an album and went on tour.  Then the wheels came off. Poco was formed in 1969 by … More Poco: Legacy (1989)

Paul Cotton

For more than 40 years, Paul Cotton was the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for the country-rock band POCO.  He joined after Jimmy Messina left the group in 1970, being recruited by POCO co-founder Richie Furay.  After Furay left in 1974, Cotton’s role in the band grew as he became one of the main songwriters … More Paul Cotton