A very intimate venue, light years away from last night’s visit to the Barclays Centre. Ironic that back in 1970, Poco were arguably bigger than Pink Floyd in the USA. We saw them back in 76 at York University, with only Rusty Young remaining from that line-up.
Chelsea Williams opened proceedings with a brief set, starting with ‘Fool’s Gold’ from her ‘Boomerang’ lp . She got a good reception.
Not long before Poco took the stage, starting with ‘Call it love’ (including a false start!). The more recent ‘All Fired Up’ was next. There were quite a few songs from Rusty Young’s new solo lp, which was getting its official launch. ‘Rose of Cimarron’ featured a guest appearance by Ms W, it is Her Ladyship’s favourite. They delved into the Buffalo Springfield as well as their own first lp. The two hits from ‘Legend’ got an airing as did the ‘Neil Young’ song from ‘All Fired Up’. And , yes, I too once believed the fake news that they were brothers!
The set finished with ‘Good Feeling to Know’ and the encore was’ Keep on Tryin’. A much more low-key event than last night, maybe we could have had one or two more slightly older songs? Rusty’s new record and the recent-ish ‘All Fired Up’ occupied the majority of the evening. Strangely Rusty never played his pedal steel.
But a good night all in all, glad I saw them again after forty-plus years.