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RIP - Rusty Young

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by wacolo, Apr 15, 2021.

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    oh man! I am so sorry to see Rusty pass... what a great musician and good guy. I got to have several interactions with him over the years and always respected the heck out of his work ethic and ability to make himself whatever he needed to be to make music.

    He taught himself to sing and write songs when he realized that running a band means you have to do those things. he kept Poco going all those years night after night, recruited great guys to play and kept growing.

    I will miss him very much. Thanks for your music and just YOU, Rusty Young!



     
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    Aww, man. So sorry to hear that.

    He was a true innovator on pedal steel. He wasn't afraid to put a little fuzz on it or run it through a Leslie.

    He took a 'country' instrument and made it rock. RIP Rusty.



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    Rest In Peace .
     
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    I love American Music
    RIP Bro'
     
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    sad day. what a great player and innovator. I have Poco songs in my head all the time
     
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    RIP Rusty:(
     
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    Wow, I've been rediscovering Poco in the last year, especially with the early band lineups,
    and Rusty Young and Jim Messina were so talented and creative!
    ( everyone in the band)

    * get the 2nd album, 'Poco' or the live, Deliverin' to hear amazing Rusty Young
    RIP, Rusty you were fearless!
     
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    Sad to hear, big fan of the band way back, in the Legend, Under the Gun era
     
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    RIP man, I loved your music. Many a day I lazed around listening to your songs way back when.
     
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    Well, that ruined my whole week. Poco is my favorite band of all time, especially Poco V2, with Paul Cotton, and with and without Richie. But, I also love their albums after Timmy and George left, and it was just Paul and Rusty- Legend, Under the Gun (their hardest rockin' album), and Blue and Grey. Here's just a couple of my favorite Rusty songs, although Paul is the singer on Legend.

    Their horse logo was drawn by Phil Hartman when he was a graphic artist, before he became a comedian. RIP, Rusty and Phil. Thanks for all the joy you brought us!
     
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    I saw Jimmy Messina's Band 3 years ago in a small Movie Theater in NH. Rusty showed up for some Solo's. Saw Poco many times! He would run the Pedal Steel through a Wah Wah, and make it sound like an Organ! RIP Rusty!
     
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    Here's another one of Rusty's finest songs, sung by Paul (and Timmy). George's high harmonies at the end that reach into the stratosphere still give me chills every time.

    Emmylou liked this song so much that she recorded it on one of her albums
     
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    It wasn't a wah, it was a Leslie speaker!
     
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    Hate to hear that, I really was into Poco in the 70s, had 3rd row seats to see them in a small venue , Golden Earring was the opening act, weird combination. Poco was a great live band and Rusty was a great steel player.
     
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    Long time Poco fan... He was the last original member to keep it going. Thanks for the music, Rusty...
     
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    Paul Cotton is also one of the most overlooked and underrated lead guitar players (and singer/songwriters, just like Timmy) of all time. Here he does a beautiful understated clean octave solo in this song of Timmy's. Rusty is the mandolin, of course
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I remember having my mind blown when I heard his dobro playing on Deliverin' back when I was in high school. Thanks for all the great music. Happy Trails.
     
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