In the latter sixties when many bands out of Southern California were merely imitating country music, Poco emerged from the pack as innovators of a genuinely original and exciting blend of rock 'n' roll energy and attitude with country music textures and instrumentation. Rising from the ashes of the much-loved Buffalo Springfield, Richie Furay and Jimmy Messina conceived and crafted Poco from the get-go as the first truly country-rock band. Throughout all their various incarnations the band members remained true to that vision. Poco was one of the first groups to pioneer Country-Rock music. The harmonies and instruments of Country mixed with Rock'n'Roll rhythms, paved the way for supergroups like the Eagles and while hits for Poco were few, their influence runs deep in both Country and Pop music. Poco today led by Rusty Young, Paul Cotton and Jack Sundrud with the addition of drummer George Lawrence continue to be a recording and touring force logging in 100 shows a year.