One of the first and longest-lasting Country-Rock groups, POCO had their roots in the dying embers of Buffalo Springfield. After Neil Young and Stephen Stills, the co-founders of Buffalo Springfield exited in the spring of 1968, only guitarist/singer Richie Furay and bassist Jim Messina remained to complete the group’s swan song of an album, Last Time Around. The final Buffalo Springfield track, “Kind Woman,” included only Furay and Messina, with a guest appearance on steel guitar by Rusty Young. At the time, Young was something of a rarity as a talented lap steel guitarist who was comfortable working in a Rock idiom. Young stuck with Furay and Messina and brought in two of his friends from Colorado to join the band. Drummer George Grantham and bass player Randy Meisner moved to California and signed on as POCO’s rhythm section.
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