Rusty Young (1946-2021)

“Having a steel guitar in [Poco] was something that set us apart from other groups. Nobody else had one. And Rusty was a real showman. Everybody just loved watching him. Rusty didn’t play it a lot like a steel. He made a whole different instrument out of it.”

Randy Meisner, 1991
Poco, 1968
Clockwise from bottom left: Randy, Jim Messina, George Grantham, Richie Furay, Rusty Young
With Rusty at Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood – May 30, 2017

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