Eagles bassist to relive previous gig at Colorado Music Hall of Fame
By Jon Liebman
December 24, 2014
Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit will rejoin his former Poco bandmates for an induction concert at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on January 9. Poco, a country rock band formed in the late ‘60s, included Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Rusty Young and George Grantham. Among their notable hits were “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” “Crazy Love” and “Heart of the Night.”
Schmit joined the band in 1971, upon the departure of founding bassist Randy Meisner, who left to become a co-founder of the Eagles, along with Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon. When Meisner ultimately left the Eagles in 1977, Schmit once again served as his replacement and has been the Eagles bassist ever since.
“Timothy has been a gracious artist over the decades, and I’m thrilled that he will be part of our program and help make history in front of Colorado music fans,” said Chuck Morris, chairman of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Also to be honored at the event are Chris Hillman, Furay, producer Jim Mason and Steve Martin. Performances from Firefall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are also scheduled, as well as a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas. Previous inductees to the hall include John Denver, Harry Tuft, Barry Fey, Chris Daniels, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and Judy Collins.
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