Archived Messages From: April 20th, 2022
Number of Messages: 10
Currently listening to Don Magee on Wfuv 90.7 New York. Rusty’s interview promoting Waiting for the Sun . So upbeat, great to listen to him speak about his music and Poco. So sad to never be able to see him again with the band. Feel like we lost a really great friend. We will miss him.
Sat April 24th, 2021 5:39 PM New Jersey
Rusty......I can’t begin to process it
Fri April 23rd, 2021 10:09 PM Dallas, TX
Loved Poco since ‘72.
So sad about Rusty...
Thanks for the beautiful music.
Thu April 22nd, 2021 6:38 PM Alexandria, Louisiana
A band to remember! A good feeling to know!
I received a call from a long lost friend I hadn’t seen in 45 years this week! He was coming for a short visit.
Upon his arrival sitting outside on a lovely Vermont spring afternoon near a blooming magnolias tree,
After a very short catching up he asked me ; I hate to ask you but did you hear about Rusty’s? Passing ? I listen to Poco a lot...still after 50 years .I Remember nights in the park in Boston, a birthday concert at my college
in Ohio: First hearing Rusty’s electric dobro in NYC Central Park playing a right along and the fabulous encore let’s dance . The band has been a part of my life since I was 15 years old, and I feel this loss like many here like the loss of an old friendPico was something special, and Rusty Young was special too, thanks for music!

Wed April 21st, 2021 9:58 PM Bristol,VT
I’m just so sad..... R.I.P. Rusty.....
Tue April 20th, 2021 10:39 PM Findlay Ohio
My very first live concert was POCO . 1970 at the University of Hartford.
I was fortunate enough to see many different shapes of the band over the years and watch Rusty push his talents to the extreme to make up for lost members. His voice and pedal steel are unforgettable.
RIP Rusty.
Tue April 20th, 2021 10:00 PM CT USA
So sad to hear of Rusty's death - his pedal steel playing was simply brilliant in the Richie days and his songs were pretty damn good too. Poco literally changed my life - I heard Deliverin' just after it came out and was stunned by how great and how exciting this music was. I've listened to a lot of country rock and Americana since then always hoping to hear something as thrilling as that first time I heard Rusty's steel on Grand Junction - I'm still waiting. There are a lot of great steel players out there but for me he was and always will be the best - listen to his parts on Bad Weather and try not to cry. I feel today as though someone close to me is gone - that's how important Poco's music has been to me down so many years. I was 14 when I first heard Rusty's playing and I'm 64 now - the music he made with Poco is the soundtrack to my life. I'm devastated. Rest in Peace.
Tue April 20th, 2021 6:42 AM London UK
God bless you and keep you close in Heaven, Rusty! And may He give comfort to Mary and your family. I only got to see Poco once in the 70s and was absolutely blown away and have been a big fan ever since. I never got to meet Rusty, although I feel like I’ve known him all my life through his music. I will always cherish the handwritten lyrics I ordered from Rusty of one of my favorite songs “All the Ways.” Yes, Mary, Rusty did have beautiful handwriting! Long live the Legacy and the Legend!
Mon April 19th, 2021 9:40 PM Augusta, Georgia
I first heard of Poco in the summer of 1975. My first LP ever purchased was Head Over Heals. I was hooked. So much so that I went right back out and bought their Greatest Hits LP, the one with the silk jacket and the horseshoe logo. My next stop was the arts & crafts shop, where I picked up some embroidery thread. Before long, I had recreated that logo on the back of a jeans shirt I adored throughout five years of architecture school at Virginia Tech. So many of their albums accompanied me on that journey. I felt it all along that among all of these talented musicians, there was an underlying form of utter excellence. It took many years of being a devoted Poconut to discover that it was really Rusty who gave the band the continuity of the perfect mix of country and rock elements that made every song so enjoyable and memorable. Anytime you can put a record on repeat and listen over and over to the same song, at any volume, and consistently hear nuances that you never noticed before... that is musical brilliance at its best. Once a fan, always a fan... to say the least, I am grateful for the times I witnessed their prowess live, for that is where they always excelled, and as all of this great music continues to echo through the canyons of my soul, I am thankful for Rusty... in many ways an unsung hero of some of the best sounds a human can create... in his passing, I observe the outpouring of emotions that he alone justifies. He lives in the heart of all this marvelous music and will continue to find followers far into tomorrow.
Mon April 19th, 2021 7:21 PM The One and Only Winterport, Maine
How sad...I have been a Poco fan since I was 8, and I am 59 now. In 2012 I travelled from The Netherlands all the way to Scranton Pensylvania to see Rusty perform. It was amazing, and I even shook his hand! His music helped me through the roughest times in my life. The world has lost a great guy and amazing artist, but his music will live on forever; not only in the USA, but all over the world. Thank you Rusty, may you rest in peace.
Mon April 19th, 2021 2:49 PM The Netherlands

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