Born from the breakup of Buffalo Springfield in 1968, Poco was founded by Jim Messina, Richie Furay and Rusty Young; Paul Cotton joined in 1970, and has been with the group ever since. Poco helped pioneer an acoustic sound, later known as folk-rock, which would directly or indirectly influence the alternative country groups that followed.
Running Horse is Poco's latest release to feature its current line-up of Paul Cotton on acoustic and electric guitar, Jack Sundrud on bass and acoustic guitar, and Rusty Young on steel guitar, mandolin, dobro and acoustic guitar. Mountain Stage drummer Ammed Solomon joins the band on drums.
The group's three-part harmonies remain as distinct as ever, especially during its signature 1979 hit, "Crazy Love." Cotton wrote "Indian Summer" and "Heart of the Night," Rusty Young composed "Crazy Love" and "A Little Rain Don't Bother Me," and Jack Sundrud and Bruce Miller wrote "Hard Country."
This segment originally aired on October 23, 2009.