My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young - Digital Album
My Friend: A Tribute to Rusty Youngcelebrates 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).
This Order Includes:
Digital download of the entire album upon purchase
Seasons Overture by Orchid Quartet
Rough Edges by Cimarron 615
Rocky Mountain Breakdown by The Blue Elan Family
Crooked Road by The Mustangs of The West
If You Can't Stand To Lose by Bob Gentry
Call It Love by Cimarron 615
If Your Heart Needs A Hand by Janiva Magness
Old Hat by Cimarron 615
One Tear At A Time by Roan Yellowthorn
Rose of Cimarron by Jesse Dayton
Regret by Colin Devlin
Gonna' Let The Rain by Sam Morrow
While We're Still Young by Mary Scholz, Taylor John Williams
Crazy Love by Chelsea Williams
My Friend by Cimarron 615
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
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