Number of Messages: 86
Mary and Family, My condolences on your loss. May Rusty lay in peace and may his memory be a blessing. I started seeing Poco in New Jersey in late 60s, early 70s....on Boardwalk in Asbury Park, at a minor league ballpark in Jersey City. Rusty was a wildman back then. I was in band at the time and I'd never seen a steel pedal playing through a Leslie Tone Cabinet.
I got to meet Richie a few times at a place called Nissi's and got to cross that off my bucket list. But I was waiting to see Rusty in Arvada this fall. He'll always be in my mind and heart.
Sun May 09th, 2021 8:00 PM Denver, CO
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
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
I cannot believe that I am writing these comments because of the passing of Rusty Young who has carried on as the Poco flag waver since the very beginning. Having seen Poco almost since the very beginning in many different configurations the one constant was Rusty Young. Often overshadowed early on by some of the bigger names Poco had like Richey Furey, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner and Timothy B Schmit Rusty was the one who provided the Hit Song that Poco always craved. He kept the band going every time someone else moved on to greener pursuits. I was lucky enough to see them many times through the years but one of the most memorable was about 12 years ago in New York at the Jones Beach Amphitheater. Poco with Paul Cotton were joined by Richie Furey and were opening for Loggins and Messina. What a great show for both bands and to top off the night Jim Messina joined Poco and played You Better Think Twice. Just incredible to see 3 of the original guys playing together again.
Rest In Peace Rusty your talent and your charm will surely be missed.
Marty Siegel
Palm Coast, Fl
Mon April 19th, 2021 10:59 AM Palm Coast, Fl
As I'm typing I am holding back a flood of tears; how can this possibly be? This incredibly talented, down to earth, special man taken away from you and us. I had the privilege and opportunity of meeting THE POCO lineup several times at The Ramshead in Annapolis. Even better of grooving, and soaring to the magic that was POCO performed live. That magic is now lessened by the loss of so great a talent. I have to thank the Eagles for existing-in reading about them I learned of POCO (in the 70's) and have been an ardent fan for decades.
One humorous aside: my husband and I happened to enter the area where the sound check was going on. Rusty was walking towards us but on his way out of the area. There was wrinkle in the carpet that I saw and he didn't. I could see he was about to trip-which he did, I leaned forward and he nearly fell into my lap. He leaned back up and before he could say anything I yelled out ARE YOUR HANDS ALRIGHT!!!! He smirked and said they were. Those incredibly talented hands; his loving heart and his great voice - silence. My prayers and condolences to everyone in his family and his friends who will be left with a void in their lives and will be grieving his loss. Hopefully the Honky Tonk upstairs will echo with his playing...
Sun April 18th, 2021 8:16 AM New Hampshire
POCO has been so much a part of my life from the first time I picked up that beautiful, fresh, first album at Golde’s Department store in Hazelwood, Missouri (1969). The first time I saw them in concert was their performance at the Mississippi River Festival. That performance at MRF will stick with me FOREVER. Poco has been with me through good times and bad. Rusty’s and Poco’s music brings me so much joy. Whenever I feel down I listen to Poco.

And so it goes...

“It comes from the backwoods of meadows and memories. Sunshine encasted in honey-sweet rhymes. That linger so gently in rustic illusions. To whittle your ears, to the sound of the times”.

It’s a good morning and I am feelin’ fine!

Rest in peace Rusty.
Sun April 18th, 2021 5:53 AM University City, Missouri
Mary, my sincere condolences to you!! I had told Rusty on one of his last post when you guys went to diner. I lost my wife of being Married for 46 years and we were together for 49. I noticed how happy you and Rusty were in the picture! It is going to be a rough road for sure. But with your family and friends around you you will at your own pace begin to creep out and begin to heal. what is going to help you the most is the true love that you and Rusty( as my wife and I ) have, You will securely keep these special Mary and Rusty monuments tucked away because there will be times that family and friends are not enough so you will reach deep within and retrieve one or two of these special times and soon Rusty will cover you with a blanket of security only he can provide! I can’t tell you how many time I call upon my Dianne and she is there in all her beauty and wisdom to help me along this lonely path. Mary know we are all with you I enjoyed my dealings with all my orders from you and Rusty. His presence his talents will be missed. It is up to you and I to keep their memory, their presence, with us. Again I am so so sorry!!
To me , grief is love we cannot express!

Mike Lofurno
Sat April 17th, 2021 11:28 PM Gloucester Va.
Absolutely saddened by the loss of Rusty :( just started listening to Poco the past few weeks again and have loved hearing every song. One of my favorites is “Heart of the night” where we can hear the great steel guitar player! RIP Rusty, play that steel guitar up there, love you and your music!
Sat April 17th, 2021 8:57 PM Alaska
I am absolutely crushed by loss of Rusty. I have been following Poco since the the very early days. Saw several concerts and in 2012, had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Rusty. He was such a friendly, down to earth guy. His rapport with audiences was unparalleled, and concerts were so much fun. RIP Rusty.
Sat April 17th, 2021 6:59 PM Maryland
Hi, I’m very impressed by the dead of Rusty, I love his music (the music of the band), today I have posted a reel in my Instagram profile @6dilly4dally using his great song “Rose Of Cimarron”, and I wish to send you, to his family, a copy of the drawing that appears in the reel. Please, tell me how can I send this little tribute. Thanks and God bless you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️
Sat April 17th, 2021 4:42 PM Madrid, Spain
I have no words. Love you forever and will always remember your decency and humanity. My pedal steel hero and leader of one of the best bands ever to play. My heart is 💔
Sat April 17th, 2021 4:01 PM NY
Why did you leave us? Rusty you were a ray of sunshine. You were my pedal steel hero. You were starlight and decency. Love and joy. Poco was always one of my favorite bands and you were the reason. I will miss you and honor your legacy of giving and caring. I hope you will be playing when I leave this earthly plane and hopefully I get to heaven to see you again.
Sat April 17th, 2021 4:00 PM Ridge NY
Rest In Peace, Brother Rusty. Thanks for leaving us your music to play and your music in our hearts. May your family be comforted by the musical family and friends left behind. Love you.
Sat April 17th, 2021 3:48 PM Florida
RIP Rusty - will be listening to POCO all day (and probably crying a little bit) remembering all the POCO concerts I went to since the early 70s. Godspeed and condolences to your family
Sat April 17th, 2021 3:03 PM DENVER
To The Godfather of the steel pedal Guitar and a pioneer in the country/rock movement thanks for 50 years of kick ass country rock met you two years ago thanks you Rusy,Richy,George,Timothy and Paul #Poco4ever been a fan since I was 6(1975)
Sat April 17th, 2021 3:01 PM Manchester,N.H
Was there from Buffalo Springfield׳s Kind Woman with Rusty and Poco from the beginning and all the way. Loved seeing Rusty come chat with audience before show at Sellersville outside Philly in past ten years. And meeting Mary at the mercy table

Can’t count the number of times the steel break on Bad Weather got me thru depression.

So grateful for Rusty’s legacy. So sad about his sudden passing. Condolences to his family. Thanks for sharing him with us.
Sat April 17th, 2021 12:05 PM Bryn Mawr PA
Such sad news have a rest Rusty your hands of gold worked magic in the musical world I can't tell you how many times my friends and i saw Poco , during high school and after at small mountain venues here in Colo, and the Regis College field house and we're just taken away when you played bad weather and Indian summer.
A HUGE loss to music and the soaring sounds of Steel.
My thoughts are with your family.
Sat April 17th, 2021 11:44 AM COLORADO
So sad to hear of Rusty's passing. Thinking of you all at this time. POCO have been so much a part of my life since the seventies. Recently I put together a blog for the library I work with on Indian Summer. Your music brings so much joy. Rest in peace Rusty
Sat April 17th, 2021 11:17 AM Ireland
So sad to hear of Rusty's passing. Thinking of you all at this time. POCO have been so much a part of my life from back in the seventies. Recently I put a blog together on Indian Summer for the library I work with. Your music brings so much joy. Rest on peace Rusty
Sat April 17th, 2021 11:12 AM Ireland
Going too miss seeing him always went too see them in pa at sellersville theater saw them first time at capito theater in new jersey God speed
Sat April 17th, 2021 9:14 AM new jersey usa
Devastated by the news. The pure joy Rusty showed at each concert I attended was contagious. My favorite musician who was so lovely to us each time at the meet and greets. Roll on Rusty. Thank you for the music.
Sat April 17th, 2021 8:26 AM Nj
I am stunned and saddened by the news of Rusty's passing. I've been a fan of Poco's since seeing them at the Troubadour in 1969 when Steve Martin opened for the group. They even played at my high school (Fairfax) during that amazing era of music. Poco's influence on me and the music scene meant so much that I included a mention of them and Rusty's fantastic work on the dobro in my new book and I was hoping to share it with him someday. RIP Rusty and thanks for your amazing life and contribution to a sound that will live on forever.
Sat April 17th, 2021 1:48 AM Los Angeles
I'm so thankful for all the great music POCO has provided the world!!!! I especially thank my older brothers for having great taste in music and exposing me to this awesome band.
I heard the 1971 album Deliverin' and was wowed!!! Man, that album just moves me!! I haven't stopped listening to it since I heard it in the 70's.

To the world about Rusty...You'll never find another man, a man like me!!! (heavy sigh)

Thank you,
Sat April 17th, 2021 12:49 AM Milwaukee, WI
Rusty, a Legend with an Infinite and Eternal Legacy !!!
Sat April 17th, 2021 12:33 AM Santa Barbara
Thanks to Rusty Young for being talented and so nice. Your life made a difference. My condolences to Mary and the kids.
Fri April 16th, 2021 8:30 PM Missouri
Thanks for keepin’ the light on for 50 years Rusty. A true country rock pioneer and
Pedal Steel genius. R.I.P.
Fri April 16th, 2021 8:20 PM New Hartford, NY
So very sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. Been a fan of his and the band, for years.
Our musical community has lost a giant. RIP.
Fri April 16th, 2021 8:17 PM Canada
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rusty Young’s passing. He was a great musical innovator who never got the credit he deserved. Poco should be in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. My wife and I had the privilege of seeing Poco in concert twice, most recently February of 2020. The first time we saw the band several years before that, we got to visit with the band after the show. It was an honor to meet Rusty and the rest of the guys. All were very gracious with their time. RIP Rusty. Heaven just gained the greatest pedal steel player ever. Prayers and condolences to Mary and the family. Thank you for sharing Rusty with Poconuts around the world all these years.
Fri April 16th, 2021 7:12 PM Modesto, CA
Fri April 16th, 2021 7:11 PM Canada
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rusty Young. I have been a Poco fan since I first heard “Deliverin”. I was fortunate enough to see them a couple years ago near Ft. Lauderdale and as always they did not disappoint. Was able to meet Rusty after the show and he was so gracious. He was a really incredible musician and a wonderful person. My condolences to his family, band and fans. His music will live on.
Fri April 16th, 2021 6:40 PM Central New York
Growing up in England I became a Country Rock fanatic.I fondly recall the excitement when It was announced Poco would play at the Rainbow Theatre. Great night great show.I have just read that Rusty has passed .God bless the founder of my favorite Country Rock band.Sadly missed and a superb musician.
Fri April 16th, 2021 6:38 PM Melbourne Australia
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rusty Young. Such a fine musician and a wonderful human being. I have been a fan since I first heard “Deliverin’. Was fortunate enough to see Poco a couple years ago near Ft. Lauderdale and as always they did not disappoint. Was able to meet him after show and he was so gracious. Always made he feel good to hear their music. Condolences to family, band and fellow fans.
Fri April 16th, 2021 6:35 PM Central New York
Rusty left us many great memories. Saw him many times live. Our simpathies to Mary and his kids
Fri April 16th, 2021 5:56 PM United States
Mary and Family, and Poco Family---What a treasure Rusty has been to music lovers all these years--got so wee the guys twice at Wildwood and will try to make it again this year ! Poco music travels with me wherever I go--has for many years--used to spin the vinyl albums on the radio way back when--Prayers for you all---
Fri April 16th, 2021 5:40 PM Cabool,Mo
POCO has always been my favorite band. I actually got to meet Rusty in the dinner line at a casino where they were to perform that night. He was gracious, funny and human. I saw the band many times while growing up in Southern California, they were always spot on great! Amazing catalog of music that will last forever. You will be missed.
Fri April 16th, 2021 5:29 PM Cornville, Arizona
One of the best concerts ever was Poco at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in the mid Seventies. Towards the end of the show every single person in the auditorium was standing & jumping up and down on their seat. You could actually feel the building "rock" with the intense energy. At one point Rusty even picked up his chair and used one of its legs to play his pedal steel. I have been following Poco from the beginning and saw them with Canned Heat when they were called "Pogo". I've seen many Poco shows through out the years and of course Rusty was always the constant. No matter which version I saw, Poco always sounded fantastic. The music world has lost another giant. RIP Rusty. My thoughts and prayers to all.
Fri April 16th, 2021 5:26 PM California
I saw Poco perform twice in Kansas City and once in San Francisco. After the latter, at the legendary Fillmore, I mentioned to Rusty that I'd been to those concerts and we ended up having a conversation. Meeting him, Jack, and Paul and Richie briefly made my entire year. Like all of you, I'm going to miss Rusty, but I'll always be grateful that he kept the legend alive.
Fri April 16th, 2021 4:52 PM Sacramento
Rusty, Thank you for keeping the music alive for 50 years. You've been an inspiration and a continuous part of my musical journey. From the first time I saw Poco al the Fillmore East to being at the Springfield show when George had his stroke and beyond, I've sang, danced, smiled and felt the great vibes of Poco rhythms, words and message. Your legacy and mark on the music of American southern rock will forever be remembered and cherished around the world. RIP Rusty Young!!
Fri April 16th, 2021 3:33 PM United States
Rusty's vocals on Spellbound, the Legend album, and his pedal steel playing on Magnolia, Crazy Eyes album, I will never get tired of hearing them. RIP, Rusty.
Fri April 16th, 2021 3:22 PM Pittsburgh PA
POCO always lifted me up. Living in San Diego County all my life I saw them sometimes twice a month..I saw them countless times. Rusty passing closes the book on a 53 band history. Rusty's pasing breaks my heat....the Legeond will always be alive with their music.
Fri April 16th, 2021 2:06 PM United States
So sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. A few years back, my wife and I saw Poco at a small high school theater. I was able to sit in the front row so I could watch Rusty play the Steel up close, which was an unforgettable experience. I will always remember the joy he showed playing his music. I was fortunate to meet him after the show. He was a genuine soul, and I could tell he really wanted to connect with everyone he met. After a few minutes, he signed a CD for me, and reached out to shake my hand. He will be greatly missed....but will live on in my memories of that show...."Where Did The Time Go"...
Fri April 16th, 2021 12:57 PM Cincinnati, Ohio
Lamento oír esta triste noticia,Rusty, siempre grande no te olvidaremos
Fri April 16th, 2021 12:31 PM Madrid (España)
I already wrote my condolences, but wanted to add this. I once said to Rusty, “Why would you play Pickin Up the Pieces” while I was in the bathroom?” He said, “We always play “Pickin Up the Pieces” when you’re in the bathroom!” Hahaha. So funny, friendly, and sweet. And, Mary once sold me her own Poco Coozie because they were sold out. Have enjoyed many Poco shows, including the On The Blues Cruise before this wretched virus took over the world. Was looking forward to many more, but thanks so much for the music and also for being such a great guy!
Fri April 16th, 2021 11:30 AM Pennsylvania
So sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. POCO was always one of my favorite bands. Fan since the beginning. Got to see them twice live, once in the 70's, once in the 90's. Great band. Rusty, God speed man, we'll miss you!
Fri April 16th, 2021 11:01 AM The CLE
So sorry to hear the sad news. Have been one of your biggest fans fir decades. Met with band on three occasions. RIP Rusty, you will be sadly missed.
Fri April 16th, 2021 10:54 AM Silverdale UK
This really hurts...but though a cliche, we will always have the music....RIP
Fri April 16th, 2021 10:27 AM Guilderland, NY
I got to meet Rusty briefly a couple times. Nothing but nice and generous. Sorry to hear of his passing. His music has brought me so much happiness over the years. Our family will be celebrating his life through his music. Care and love to all.
Fri April 16th, 2021 10:15 AM North Carolina
Heartbreaking...the loss of one of the very best in the music industry.
RIP...Rusty Young
Fri April 16th, 2021 10:08 AM United States
My condolences to the entire POCO and Young families. God Bless you all -
To Rusty's family - thank you for sharing him with all of us for all these years. May your memories bring you everlasting joy.
To Poco - thank you for keeping the music alive.
RIP Rusty. You will be missed.
God Bless.
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:49 AM St. Louis, MO
So sorry to read the news this morning. Long live the Music of Rusty. Truly one of the greatest musicians of our time. Thanks for 50 years of AWESOME MUSIC! Thanks to Rusty, Mary and all of the band for the last few years especially the shows at Wildwood Springs.
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:30 AM St. Louis
So sorry to hear of Rustys passing. Rusty and my dad go back many years as my dad was a rep of ZB steel guitars and dealt with Rusty. Their friendship continued through the years. When my father passed Rusty took the time to send his condolences which was much appreciated. I have many memories of Rusty that I will always cherish. My father spoke very highly of Rusty.
Rest In Peace Rusty
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:15 AM High Ridge, Mo
Thank you for your gift of music, RIP Rusty.

I was looking forward to seeing you in concert here in July on your tour with Pure Prairie League and Firefall.

Heartfelt condolences to Rusty's family, bandmates, friends, and fans around the world.
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:07 AM Long Island, NY
Gonna miss you Rusty. Thanks for your tunes. Thanks ad well for carrying the Poco flag all those years. RIP sir
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:05 AM Venice FL
Sending love to Mary, Sara, Hallie, current and former band members, and the entire Poco family. We have lost a Legend.... Rusty was one of a kind; pioneer, virtuoso player of string instruments, kind, caring and giving. Rest in peace my friend.
Fri April 16th, 2021 9:05 AM Norwich CT
Thank you, Rusty, for all the great music.
Rest In Peace.
Fri April 16th, 2021 8:37 AM Home
With great shock and sadness I just read that Rusty Young has passed away. I will always remember meeting him briefly during a tour of Poco in the Netherlands. During the support act for the second concert, he suddenly joined us in the hall. "Nice to see you again," he said. He probably recognized us because of our 12 year old son who was there both times, not the average audience of this great band.
Rusty, thank you for all the beautiful music you have given us and will continue to give. You are and will always be the best steel guitarist ever. Much strength to Mary and other relatives.
Fri April 16th, 2021 7:50 AM Zeeland, The Netherlands
RIP. Rusty Young. I saw Poco twice at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion in the 70s They were great to say the least. Rusty Young was awesome with all the different sounds he could get out of his lap or pedal steel, then he could get this great Hammond B-3 sound. Paul Cotton played a Gretch White Falcon a lot. I’m pretty sure the last time I saw them was right before TBS joined The Eagles. I was and still am a big Poco fan. There’s a guy I barely knew years ago in Tulsa named Richard Neville. He wound up playing bass with Poco for many years. I’m impressed to say the least. I hope Rusty Young is in heaven right now gearing up for a new band with Gram Parsons
Fri April 16th, 2021 3:52 AM Tulsa America
My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Rusty and Poco with Jim Messina at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ in March of 2019. It was our first Poco concert after listening, enjoying and gleefully singing Rusty’s hits in the shower for 40 years. I listen to Rusty’s music almost every day on Spotify. He has touched so many hearts, he will be missed.
Fri April 16th, 2021 12:34 AM Collingswood, New Jersey
I just got home from Bible study and turned on the news to hear of Rusty's passing. My condolences to Mary and the rest of the family, the musicians that played with, knew, and loved Rusty! Finally to my fellow fans, Poco Nuts (sigh) who appreciated what these young men created. Catching and harnessing the vision even though success was so elusive! God Bless everyone whose heart was touched by Rusty and the music and vision of Poco! Our prayers are with you tonight and always...
Fri April 16th, 2021 12:29 AM Sparks, NV
Rusty, I have saved a big corner of my heart for you. You are one of the nicest people I have ever met. You wrote so many great songs, songs of my life. I am going to miss Camaraderie and future concerts, and cherish all of the shows that I have seen from the Shaefer Beer shows through the 2020 shows.
Thu April 15th, 2021 10:57 PM Brookfield, CT
I feel like a piece of my life has passed on...but like the best ones, I will cherish the memories.
Dear Mary, you and Rusty meant so much to me. Shows, road trips, hoedown and a walk on a breezy Fall day. There will always be a little magic in my Poco memories.

For the love of Mary, Missouri received a lot of special time with Rusty. You are in my prayers and always in my heart.

Tony and Pocomutt II, Fergus.
Thu April 15th, 2021 8:48 PM Elizabethtown KY
Dear Mary and Family
There really aren't words for all of this. Rusty & POCO have a history with millions of us. The music and memories live on in our hearts and minds. My husband and I were fortunate enough to meet Rusty and the gang at a concert. We will never forget how they stayed, signed CD's, talked, took pics after a phenomenal concert. You, Mary, were an endless piece of his heart. Thank you for sharing with us. Much love and prayers.
Thu April 15th, 2021 8:20 PM Pemberton, NJ
Dear Mary and Family
There really aren't words for all of this. Rusty & POCO have a history with millions of us. The music and memories live on in our hearts and minds. My husband and I were fortunate enough to meet Rusty and the gang at a concert. We will never forget how they stayed, signed CD's, talked, took pics after a phenomenal concert. You, Mary, were an endless piece of his heart. Thank you for sharing with us. Much love and prayers.
Thu April 15th, 2021 8:19 PM Pemberton, NJ
So sorry for your loss. Ours and the rest of the world that loved Rusty and his music and personality. He is already missed. We will be there in October.
Prayers to you and Rusty and family.
Thu April 15th, 2021 8:18 PM Green Bay, WI
Sweet Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Rusty.
Just know that you and your family are being covered in prayer and if you need prayer for anything specific just let me know.
As I always have loved You and Rusty, my heart hurts in unison with the rest of yall's friends, family and fans.
Tricia from Wimberley Texas
Thu April 15th, 2021 8:09 PM Texas
I am stunned, and with heartfelt emotion, rolling back all the miles and stages in my mind, that I am still so very grateful to have shared the stage with Rusty, Paul, and Tim. Rest in sweet peace, Rusty, I will never forget you.
Thu April 15th, 2021 7:46 PM United States
RIP Rusty. Thank you for 50 plus years of Poco. You and your band have been a big part of my life. May God Bless Mary.
Thu April 15th, 2021 7:25 PM Florida
Oh Mary. I am so so sorry for your loss. Rusty and his music meant the world me. On my must see list year after year. I am truly heartbroken. God bless.
Thu April 15th, 2021 7:21 PM Pennsylvania
Thoughts .Prayers. and Rustys songs be with you all.
Keep on Pickin Rust.
Thu April 15th, 2021 7:01 PM Niagara , Canada
RIP Rusty, you are a true amazing singer songwriter.
You will be missed
Thu April 15th, 2021 6:16 PM Sydney Australia
RIP! So sorry about the news oh his passing. Fan and follower since the 60’s Great person 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thu April 15th, 2021 5:36 PM Columbus ohio
R.I.P. Rusty
Love to you and your family
Thu April 15th, 2021 5:27 PM United States
Thu April 15th, 2021 5:09 PM Roselle NJ

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