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    My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young - CD + T-Shirt

    My Friend: A Tribute to Rusty Young celebrates and highlights the legacy of Rusty Young, the late co-founder of country-rock band Poco. Plans for a tribute album were already underway before Young suddenly passed away on April 14, 2021. Unfortunately, Young was never able to hear the renditions of his iconic songs that were recorded by this talented group of artists. As Kirk Pasich, Blue Élan founder and the album’s producer comments in the album's liner notes, “Beginning in 2017, Rusty was, in many ways, the heart and soul of our label.”

    Pasich goes on to explain the album process, “In putting this album together, we didn’t try to duplicate what Rusty did—the originals of those songs that he and Poco recorded will always be among my favorites and we saw no reason to clone them.  Instead, we asked artists to pick the songs of Rusty’s that they’d like to record and to make them their own.”

    Artists contributing to the project include Rusty’s labelmates Jesse Dayton, Janiva Magness, Chelsea Williams, Colin Devlin, Mustangs of the West, Roan Yellowthorn and Bob Gentry. Additional artists include Sam Morrow, the Orchid Quartet, Mary Scholz and Taylor John Williams along with the newly formed Cimarron 615 featuring Tom Hampton (Poco), Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd, Sky Kings), Rick Lonow (Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco), Jack Sundrud (Great Plains, Poco) and Michael Webb (Poco).

    The CD is packaged in a 6 Panel CD wallet with a 24 page booklet including liner notes from Kirk Pasich and testimonials from the artists featured on the album.

    This Order Includes:

    • CD copy of V/A: My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young
    • Rusty Young In Memoriam Gildan Adult Ultra Cotton® 6 oz. 100% preshrunk cotton T-Shirt in black
    • Digital download of the entire album upon purchase

    Track Listing:

    1. Seasons Overture by Orchid Quartet
    2. Rough Edges by Cimarron 615
    3. Rocky Mountain Breakdown by The Blue Elan Family
    4. Crooked Road by The Mustangs of The West
    5. If You Can't Stand To Lose by Bob Gentry
    6. Call It Love by Cimarron 615
    7. If Your Heart Needs A Hand by Janiva Magness
    8. Old Hat by Cimarron 615
    9. One Tear At A Time by Roan Yellowthorn
    10. Rose of Cimarron by Jesse Dayton
    11. Regret by Colin Devlin
    12. Gonna' Let The Rain by Sam Morrow
    13. While We're Still Young by Mary Scholz, Taylor John Williams
    14. Crazy Love by Chelsea Williams
    15. My Friend by Cimarron 615
    16. Where Did The Time Go? by Cimarron 615
    A Portion of the profits from this project will be donated in Rusty Young’s honor to Rusty’s Rescue Pets ℅ Community Foundation of the Ozarks