INTERVIEW #3 : Jim Messina – How they Built The Band Poco
Jim Messina formed Poco with fellow Buffalo Springfield bandmate Richie Furay and Rusty Young, who guested on the last Springfield album. The band was a clear answer to the growing influence of Country/Rock. I asked Jim Messina about how it started.
I had a chance to interview ex-Eagles bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner a few years ago. He was an original member of that band as well as Poco. He was only on their first album and he explains why here..then we’ll hear from Jimmy Messina.
Jim Messina is doing shows this year right up to November. Go to Jim Messina.com for details. We’ll have more of our conversation with Jim in one week. – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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