Over the past eighteen months I’ve read quite a few good books on the birth of country-rock and the bands at the heart of the movement. I’m hoping this Poco tome is a worthy addition.
The press release (below) mentions that the author also runs a website about Poco’s touring history, so I imagine he knows the subject matter pretty well. There’s a pre-release page on Amazon already, or better yet contact Groundhog Press to find out which mom&pop sites and bookshops will stock it.
And while you’re waiting for this to arrive, I can’t recommend John Einarson’s Desperados highly enough. Very enjoyable read and even someone who is very familiar with the bands, labels and players will likely learn something.
POCO’S LEGEND FINALLY SEES THE LIGHT
Country-Rock trailblazers story revealed at last
Stockton, CA – Unearthing the fascinating story of pioneering American
country-rock band Poco, noted rock historian Jerry Fuentes has written
LEGEND: The Story of Poco (312 pp., pb, $19.95). The band’s first
comprehensive biography, LEGEND: The Story of Poco enlightens with an
accurate portrait of this influential band, with a revealing look at the
obstacles and frustrations of the rock and roll world.
Based on numerous interviews with band members and associates, LEGEND: The Story of Poco unveils many previously unreleased details of the band’s history from their creation in 1968 out of the ashes of the legendary
Buffalo Springfield. To this day, Poco remains a popular concert act throughout the U.S. and Europe.
John Einarson, author of biographies of Neil Young, Gene Clark, Buffalo
Springfield, and Randy Bachman, says, “Poco expert extraordinaire Jerry
Fuentes offers a meticulously researched, detailed and insightful chronicle
of an influential band whose legacy endures and can be heard today in the
music of countless country music artists. LEGEND is required reading for
country rock fans and aficionados alike.”
In addition to his own writing, Jerry Fuentes also provides research support
for other authors such as Pete Long, Christopher Hjort, Doug Hinman, and
John Einarson. Fuentes has written articles about Buffalo Springfield, Neil
Young, and Poco for Goldmine, Broken Arrow, and A Good Feeling to Know.
Fuentes also operates a website documenting Poco’s extensive concert history
LEGEND: The Story of Poco
By Jerry Fuentes
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Stockton, CA 95210