Waitin’ For The Sun is the late singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young’s lone solo album. It serves as the final musical chapter in Young’s brilliant career. Young was best known for his work with country rock pioneers Poco. Over five decades, Young, alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, became the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including 'Rose Of Cimarron' and the No. 1 smash hit “Crazy Love.”
Waitin’ For The Sun is the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator and Grammy®-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences. “I learned how to write songs not only from the guys in Poco, but the people I hung out with too,” explained Rusty in 2017. “People like Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Gerry Beckley from the band America all made a big impression on me. My grandparents, who were professional musicians in the ‘20s and ‘30s, have always been a huge inspiration. As the sole writer on this record, I got to visit all kinds of different places that relate to my musical heritage and experiences. Most of all, I wanted to take people on a journey that was fun to listen to from the first note to the last.”
The album was recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the former home recording studio of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. It was produced by Young and longtime Poco bassist/vocalist Jack Sundrud.
Waitin’ For The Sun
My Friend (Features Timothy B. Schmit & Richie Furay)
Honey Bee (Features Jim Messina & George Grantham)