Archived Messages From: November 07th, 2022
Number of Messages: 10
Oh dear Rusty, my soul is both sad and at peace at the same time. On a personal level, I am deeply sad, because my heart is broken due to the untimely and sudden loss of one of my musical heros. At the same time, I am at peace, because I have no doubt that the man who possessed such a kind, generous and gentle soul is now whole again in Heaven. I can so see God welcoming him home and saying, "enter my good and faithful servant - well done!" May God please comfort Mary, his family and all of us who are mourning. Rest in Peace, Rusty.
Wed May 05th, 2021 9:01 PM Ohio
My wife Pauline and I went to see Poco at York Uni in the UK when they were touring 'Indian Summer'. Forty years later, for our wedding anniversary, we came over to NYC in 2017 to see Rusty and the guys at the City Winery.
We got some tickets for the (rescheduled ) Poco/PPL concert in New Jersey, looking forward to not only the sound of Richie but the sight of his smiling face. He really didn't seem to have a bad bone in his body and he touched a lot of people with his whole being. A sad day indeed.
Mon May 03rd, 2021 5:08 PM UK
To the entire family of Mr. Young, please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. So much admired the way he sang and wrote music from the heart. May God’s peace and love be with all of you.
Mon May 03rd, 2021 8:38 AM Newton, Iowa
My sincere condolences to Rusty’s family and friends. I’ve been a lover of Poco music forever. I was still a kid when my band got the open for them in Poughkeepsie, NY back in the 80s. What a thrill it was to meet these people I admired so much. Rusty was so kind to us and really took the time to get to know us a little and just hang out for a bit after the show. After that night I was an even bigger fan. I met him again about 30 years later at a show at the Bottom Line in NYC. I showed him a photo of my band with Poco from that show so long ago. He was amused and laughed saying ‘boy, we’ve changed just a bit, huh?’ Rusty’s music will continue to bring us joy and he will most certainly live on in our hearts.
Tue April 27th, 2021 12:01 AM NYC
Not sure where to start... or what and how to say how I feel. But it's raining in my heart today as I read the news of Rusty's passing on the 14th! Been a fan of Rusty's since '68 and before, when he played on Kind Woman with Springfield. A loss for sure, saw Poco first time in 1974, and a few times down in Steelville @ Wildwood Springs. Rusty sat at our table upstairs one night as Furay and his band played on stage. What a classy man, the world has become lesser with the loss. People like Rusty are a rarity.
RIP My Friend
Condolences to Mary Sarah & Will
Sun April 25th, 2021 12:38 PM Minnesota
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

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