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Milling About with Poco's Rusty Young

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Back in 1967 Poco was founded by Rusty Young, Richie Furay, George Grantham and Jim Messina. Over the years the band recruited Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner, and Timothy B. Schmidt. Now 50 years later Rusty Young is still making music with his new CD, "Waitin' For The Sun," which includes the familiar and classic Poco sound with his own personal reflections of his life and bandmates who are all still his friends. 

Rusty joins host Robin Milling to talk about the inspiration for the songs which were born in his log cabin in Pucky Huddle, Missouri - "population 50" - waiting for the sun to rise over the hill. Rusty tells Robin how the Poco members still have managed to remain like family - even though they've gone their separate ways into other popular bands like The Eagles and Loggins & Messina described in the song "My Friend."

Rusty tells Robin stories behind such songs as "Honey Bee," which featues Messina and Grantham,  a tune that pays homage to his grandmother who played piano alongside silent films. "Sara's Song" is a tearjerker that he wrote when his daughter got married, and "Down Home" features his wife Mary who introduced him to the beauty and solitude of country living.

And Rusty reveals how Poco's biggest hit "Crazy Love" almost never got recorded, and some of the weirder places he's heard the song being played.