The Ultimate 70s

featuring Poco, Pure Prairie League & Orleans

For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multi-instrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. And rather than rest on any of these considerable laurels, they instead hit stages coast-to-coast armed with the kind ofclassic songs and instrumental chops that puts performers half their age to shame. In other words, Poco today is a band reborn. Rising from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield, Poco was founded in 1967 by Rusty Young, Richie Furay, George Grantham and Jim Messina. Over the next five decades, alongside band mates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, Rusty became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including ‘Rose Of Cimarron’ and the No. 1 smash “Crazy Love.”

From their beginnings in mid-‘60s Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. Their eponymous first album - featuring the Norman Rockwell/Saturday Evening Post cover that introduced fans to PPL’s trademark cowpoke “Sad Luke” - has been hailed as a “major early influence in the emerging popularity of Country-Rock music.” Their second effort, the multi-platinum Bustin’ Out, delivered the Craig Fuller-penned classic “Amie,” along with other gems of the genre.

Orlean is best known as the ‘70s Pop/Rock band that brought you the iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time.” In the summer of 2012, Orleans experienced a tragedy in the sudden passing of co-founder Larry Hoppen. While there is no replacing Larry, the decision was made to somehow continue to perform the remaining shows of the year's calendar. Co-founder/brother Lance Hoppen, along with long-standing members Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Charlie Morgan were rejoined by co-founder John Hall (who had been on sabbatical as a Congressman) in order to finish with dignity and integrity what had been started 40 years prior.

Event Times

  • May 2, 2020 8:00 PM Add