Rusty & Paul

This has been a hard year, with the passing of Rusty Young earlier this year, and most recently, Paul Cotton. These two guys were the band POCO, more than anyone else over the band’s 50 year career. Paul joined POCO in the early 1970s and stayed with Rusty until the early 2000s, then Rusty carried … More Rusty & Paul

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)