Waitin' For The Sun
2017 solo release from the singer/songwriter best known for his work with country rock pioneers Poco. In 1967, a young musician from Denver was invited to play steel guitar on what would become the final album by Buffalo Springfield. Soon after, he - along with Richie Furay, George Grantham and Jim Messina - would form the seminal West Coast country-rock band Poco. Over the next five decades, alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, he became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including 'Rose Of Cimarron' and the #1 smash 'Crazy Love'. Now the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who remains the heart and soul of Poco has made the most surprising statement of his 50-year career. Waitin' For The Sun is the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator and Grammy-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences. "I learned how to write songs not only from the guys in Poco, but the people I hung out with, too," explains Rusty. "People like Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Gerry Beckley from the band America all made a big impression on me. As the sole writer on this record, I got to visit all kinds of different places that relate to my musical heritage and experiences. Most of all, I wanted to take people on a journey that was fun to listen to from the first note to the last." The album was recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the former home recording studio of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. It was produced by Rusty and longtime Poco bassist/vocalist Jack Sundrud - and mixed/mastered by Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Steve Earle, The Replacements).