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Apr 16, 2021 - 10:20:14 AM
1 posts since 4/7/2021

Rusty died on Wed, April 14th from a heart attack at 75. He was one of my biggest heroes on the Reso and pedal steel. Such sad news.

Apr 16, 2021 - 2:14:10 PM

1015 posts since 2/2/2011

Yeah, sad news. Read it last evening. Played a lot of Poco afterwards.

Got to chat with him and the others on the 20 year reunion tour in 1989, or there about. Nice guy. He could pretty much do it all. He certainly inspired me.

He kept Poco going for a good long time. I doubt anyone will be pickin' up the pieces now. Go rest high up on that mountain.

Apr 16, 2021 - 3:57:25 PM
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otbreso

USA

1666 posts since 4/27/2009

So sorry to hear this. I had the privilege of seeing Poco in the early 70's. Of all places it was at Carnegie Hall!

Apr 16, 2021 - 5:32:57 PM
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Apr 16, 2021 - 7:03:22 PM

1015 posts since 2/2/2011

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Originally posted by otbreso

So sorry to hear this. I had the privilege of seeing Poco in the early 70's. Of all places it was at Carnegie Hall!


There is a bit of Poco mythology that says Rusty Young set his pedal steel on fire at Carnegie Hall. Would that have been the concert you were at?

Apr 16, 2021 - 7:03:43 PM
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otbreso

USA

1666 posts since 4/27/2009

Dennis, That was excellent!
And that's how it's done

Apr 16, 2021 - 7:44:22 PM
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otbreso

USA

1666 posts since 4/27/2009

Dennis, that's funny. Settin the PSG on fire.
No, I wasn't at that one, at least I don't remember the incident  surprise. I heard other stories about his antics on stage. A friend of mine was on the Poco road crew and he brought us in back stage. I think it was in February of '71.

Holy Cow, that was a long time ago

Apr 16, 2021 - 10:49:37 PM

3554 posts since 7/27/2008

I was 14 when Buffalo Springfield's Last Time Around came out in 1968. I found out the pedal steel player on "Kind Woman" was a guy named Rusty Young. We wore out that album that summer. 

Then the  following year Poco formed and we wore out Pickin' Up the Pieces. And Rusty  also played some tasty dobro. It wasn't really the "advanced" stuff like Uncle Josh at the time, and a little later Mike Auldridge then Jerry Douglas. But it was very good.


 I got to see Poco live a couple times when Rusty was on steel and dobro rather than the later "front  man" role. The first time was when Richie Furay and Jimmy Messina were in the original band. They were great!

Rest in Peace Rusty Young. You were the real deal. 


 


 
 

Apr 17, 2021 - 8:48:47 AM
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P2gee

USA

32 posts since 3/29/2020

Sorry to hear of Rustys passing...fantastic player. Poco and Pure Prairie League were very big on my play list in the 70's

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