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Country rockers Poco and Jim Messina reunite at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22

Country rockers Poco and Jim Messina reunite at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22
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From a press release:

West Coast country rockers Poco and co-founding member Jim Messina will reunite on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. for an unforgettable evening at the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, and $49.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country rock. Still led by the band’s co-founder and frontman Rusty Young, who wrote and sang their biggest hits, Poco remains a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers, and players.

As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of Poco, and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. He has produced much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco, and Buffalo Springfield albums throughout his successful music career that has now lasted more than 50 years.

Young and Messina formed Poco following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968 and created timeless hits, such as “Crazy Love,” “Call It Love,” “Heart of the Night,” “Spellbound,” “Keep on Tryin’,” “Good Feelin’ to Know,” and many more.

Poco released “All Fired Up,” their first studio CD in 13 years, in 2013. No Depression wrote, “The band still sounds fresh, not a rehash, true to the past but not wallowing in it,” and Soundpress called it “a simmering set from the country rock stalwarts who are ready to stamp their mark on another decade.”