An Evening With Rusty Young From Poco

The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Rusty Young of seminal country-rock band Poco to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his storied career and new solo album Waitin’ for the Sun. The conversation will be moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman, and will be followed by a special performance from Young featuring singer/songwriter Chelsea Williams.

In 1967, Rusty Young was invited to play steel guitar on what would become the final album by Buffalo Springfield. Soon after, he—along with Richie Furay, George Grantham and Jim Messina—formed Poco. Over the next five decades, alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, Young became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including “Rose Of Cimarron” and the No. 1 smash “Crazy Love.” Now, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has made the most surprising statement of his 50-year career with his debut solo album, Waitin’ For The Sun. Produced by Young and longtime Poco bassist/vocalist Jack Sundrud—with assistance from the legendary Bill Halverson (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Eric Clapton; Emmylou Harris), and mixed/mastered by Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Steve Earle, The Replacements), the album is the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator and GRAMMY-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences. The album’s most talked-about track may be the warm and joyful “My Friend,” featuring Richie Furay and Timothy B. Schmit.

Young is currently looking forward to touring in support of the new album, as well as planning a series of special concerts and a book to celebrate Poco’s 50th anniversary.