Jim Messina

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

Jim Messina

Thu, October 13, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00 - $45.00

This event is all ages

Jim Messina
Jim Messina
Few musical artists resumes list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock; and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duo of the 1970s. When chronicling the current commercial and critical success of artists like Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, and the pairing of Alison Krauss & Robert Plant for 2009's Album Of The Year Raising Sand, it is not overstating things to say a direct line can be drawn back to Jim Messina's legacy with Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina; not to mention his own stellar solo career.

A supremely talented guitarist, Jim Messina began working with the legendary band Buffalo Springfield in 1966 as a recording engineer on their second album Buffalo Springfield Again. In 1967, at the request of the group and Atlantic Records founder and president Ahmet Ertegun, Messina was asked to produce the band's third and final album Last Time Around. Shortly thereafterthereafter, he replaced Bruce Palmer, the bass player, touring and recording with the band up until completion and release of their swan song album, "Last Time Around".
When Buffalo Springfield disbanded, Messina, in December of 1968, and fellow member Richie Furay joined forces to form Poco (originally named "Pogo" after the famous comic strip character). Messina signed a recording contract with Epic Records in December of 1968 as a producer and a recording artist and along with fellow Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay joined forces to form Poco (originally named "Pogo" after the famous comic strip character). as a full member of POCO. The band's aptly titled 1969 debut Pickin' Up The Pieces is the only debut album ever to receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine; the landmark album laid the blueprint for the then new musical genre uniting country with rock music and it blazed the pathway for future multi-million selling artists like the Eagles.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240