Archived Messages From: April 20th, 2022
Number of Messages: 10
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I became a fan about 5 years ago (thanks, Pandora). Poco was a band for my mom’s generation mostly, but I do recall hearing “Heart of the Night” on the radio when I was a little girl and it being one of my favorite songs. I learned of Rusty’s passing just a couple months ago and found about Paul’s passing this morning. Deeply hurt and saddened. He was my favorite member, I must admit. Their music is just timeless. Nothing like this out there today. “Heart of the Night” is STILL a favorite of mine, as are “Magnolia”, “Please Wait for Me”, “Indian Summer”, and “Rose of Cimarron”. Thank you, Poco, for your music and sharing it with the rest of us!
Sun November 21st, 2021 12:17 PM Alabama
Hello... Are y'all touring??
Thu November 11th, 2021 9:40 PM Augusta, Georgia
Mary,
I had no idea Rusty had passed away! I am so saddened by this news and recognize your heart must be just devastated. I do not listen to the news, it's filled with so much negativity that I cannot bear to listen. May your days be filled with wonderful memories ahead, and those tears be filled with happy memories going forward. I wear my POCO shirts in proudly! Kim
Sat September 11th, 2021 7:18 PM United States
RIP To two of the best in my book, Rusty Young and Paul Cotton
I saw Poco 2x back in the 70s with TBS on Bass. Both were great shows. I loved the sounds Rusty Young could get from his Pedal Steel, especially when he used the Leslie. Hearing that made the hair on the back of my neck standup. You combine all of Rusty Young's awesomeness plus TBS, Paul Cotton, I loved it when he used the White Falcon and George Grantham. They were unforgettable. I still remember those shows, going back to the 70s. Then a guy I didnt know well but was very proud that Richard Neville was in the band for 9 years.

There will never be another Poco.

God Bless
Thu September 09th, 2021 3:36 PM United States
It's been a really hard couple of months losing Rusty and then Paul. I love that they found each other and produced the magical music of POCO. I will miss those exciting days waiting for new music from them; but will keep POCO, and them in my heart by listening to all the great music they have left us. My sincere condolences to all the family and friends. They will surely be missed, but not forgotten!
Tue August 24th, 2021 4:06 PM Cornville, Arizona
This really hurts, Paul is my favorite of all Poco.....I met him a few times, always a nice guy and more outgoing than his usual low-key stage demeanor. I'll be playing plenty of Paul to go along with Rusty the past few months...Condolences to family, you were blessed to have him.
Mon August 16th, 2021 3:39 PM Guilderland NY
So many overlooked Poco albums! I agree that Blue & Grey was a significant piece of music, ought to have been better known. I always thought the two killer albums that should have "broken big" for Poco were "Good Feelin' to Know" and "Cantamos." Wonderful music. and GFTK was the first really well-produced LP they had (no offense, Jimmy) - from the first note, it was mixed so well, it just blew out of the speakers right at you and didn't let go.

So sad to think of Rusty and Paul both gone.
Sun August 15th, 2021 9:19 PM Bryn Mawr, PA
Wow. What a terrible day and terrible year. First Rusty Young, then Paul Cotton. Tragic. I've been a Poco fan since the 70's, I have all of their albums, but my favorites are the ones with Paul Cotton and Rusty Young.. My all time favorite album, which SHOULD have bee a number record, was their concept album "Blue and Grey". what a great album. So sad it wasn't more popular. great singing, great songwriting. I've been big into music since I was very young. Poco has been the soundtrack of my life.
My wife asked me the other day, who was my favorite all time band. I told her unequivocally POCO. THey are missed.... thank you for the most incredible music.
Tue August 10th, 2021 12:21 PM Texas
So saddened by the recent news. Poco has been my go-to band since Bev and I saw them in CT at a Wesslian college concert in the 70s. Poco is one of my 2 Pandora station (Bob Marley).
Mon August 09th, 2021 12:59 PM United States
So saddened to hear of Paul's passing, and so soon after Rusty. We are so fortunate to have had their music for so many years, but it seems way too soon to say goodbye.

The last time I saw the Paul & Rusty incarnation of Poco was maybe 10-15 years ago at Sellersville PA. They were doing signings in the lobby afterward, and could not have been friendlier. I got to tell them that the Poco version of Bad Weather with Rusty's steel solo had gotten me through a lot of dark days.

Wishing these good souls gentle journeys into eternity. And comfort and consolation for their families.
Sun August 08th, 2021 10:35 AM Bryn Mawr, PA

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