Newton — Country Rockers POCO return to The Newton Theatre on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Tickets for this performance went on sale to the general public on Friday, January 20.th
Country rock pioneers Poco found platinum success early in their career. It can easily be argued that Poco first created the combination of vocal harmonies, country licks and rock and roll rhythms that became known as country rock. Four decades later Rusty Young who wrote and sang massive hits Crazy Love and Heart of the Night still leads this incredible band.
Poco began when Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young met during the Buffalo Springfield’s Last Time Around sessions in 1968. Rusty was called to play steel guitar on Richie Furay’s song Kind Woman and after the session was over the three talked about starting a band. The addition of Randy Meisner and George Grantham completed the line-up and launched the band that would inspire a generation of musicians and would include as some of the genre’s most distinguished players.
Poco’s first album, Pickin Up The Pieces, was the only debut album to ever receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone. With 24 original albums and 26 Best Of and anthology collections, Poco is one of the most prolific bands in rock history. More recently the band released Keeping The Legend Alive, the critically acclaimed 40th Anniversary Live DVD.
Still playing to crowds of Poconuts, still winning over new fans, still reaching for new challenges, the band continues to maintain a busy tour schedule, being on stage at venues across the country. Longtime Poco bassist Jack Sundered, renowned Muscle Shoals Section drummer George Lawrence, and the newest addition keyboard wizard Michael Webb, join Rusty Young, in building on the musical tradition that has been a hallmark of Poco for over 4 decades.
“Poco has a history unmatched by any band and we feel a responsibility to keep audiences captivated with each and every concert," Rusty Young said. "I’m excited about Poco’s future. It’s been a long ride and it just keeps getting better!”
Tickets for Poco range from $39.00 to $54.00. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.