RUSTY YOUNG CONCERT CHRONOLOGY

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1965

Boenzee Cryque was formed by Joe Neddo, Sam Bush, Bill Delugt, Dan Nash, Terry Jones and Tad Collier. This six-man group was soon settled in as the house band for the Rug-ged Room.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
November 11 Denver Auditorium, Denver, CO Beau Brummels, McCoys, Freddie & Dreamers, Galaxies Boenzee Cryque and the Galaxies perform during the afternoon show.  
November 20 Western Exhibition Hall, Denver, CO Driving Dynamics Battle of the Bands hosting nearly 50 local bands.  
November 27 KIMN Battle of the Bands, Denver, CO Astronauts, Moonrakers, Soul Survivors, plus headliner Johnny Rivers Unconfirmed if Boenzee Cryque participated in this concert.  

1966

George Grantham replaced Collier during the early part of the year. When Terry Jones leaves for the Navy late in the year, Rusty Young is recruited from a country band. By year's end, Bill Delugt is sent packing and is replaced by Jim Jansen.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
May 13 Gym, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, CO      
August 9 Auditorium Arena, Denver, CO Beach Boys, Moonrakers, Astronauts    
August 28 Penrose Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO Everly Brothers, The Monacles, The Trolls    
September (UD) Tulagi's, Boulder, CO    
October 8 Auditorium Arena, Denver, CO Mamas & Papas    
October 16 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Association    
(UD) University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Turtles    

1967

The final iteration of Boenzee Cryque adds Malcolm Mitchell to the lineup to replace Jansen and focuses more on country-rock styled after the Buffalo Springfield. During the summer, they actually get to open for them when the Springfield passes through town.

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
March 10 City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, CO Fantastic Zoo, Kandy Store Prophets, Northside Moss, The Soul    
June 8 Hal Baby's, Denver, CO Buffalo Springfield    
July 20 Lakeside Amusement Park, Denver, CO Yardbirds    
August 16 The Barn, Mary Le Lakes, Sterling IL "Tedelplat" and the Heywoods  
August 17 Lee Country 4-H Center, Fairgrounds, Dixon, IL The 13th Precinct, The Imperials  
September (UD) Wasson High School, Colorado Springs, CO    
September 22 Hullabaloo Club, Colorado Springs, CO    
September 24 Public Park, Denver, CO Grateful Dead, Mother Earth, Captain Beefheart, Begger's Opera Company    
November 3 The Lady Bug, Colorado Springs, CO      
November 17 The Lady Bug, Colorado Springs, CO      

1968-Present

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
March ? Tulagi's, Boulder, CO Them Them performed a short U.S. tour without Van Morrison  

The Boenzee Cryque disbands early in the year. Rusty is called to California by friend Miles Thomas. On March 9, he participates in a recording session with Richie Furay and Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield for the track Kind Woman. After the session, the pair invite him to join a band with them. It begins Young's oddysey with the band Poco that lasts for the bulk of his professional career.

1988

After Poco calls it a day in 1987, Rusty joins friend Reed Neilson in Vince Gill's touring band. He tours briefly with Gill as he busily tries to put together a reunion of the original members of Poco.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
January (UD) Riverside Inn, Tukwila, WA      
January (UD) Andal's Ranch Restaurant, Everett, WA      
January 30 Coarsegold Inn, Fresno, CA      
February 5 Palomino, N. Hollywood, CA David Grisman Quartet    
February 6 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA Merle Haggard    

1993

Rusty Young's first true solo venture becomes a country group effort entitled FourWheel Drive. He partners with Bill Lloyd, John Cowan and Patrick Simmons. After signing with RCA Records and putting together and album, Four Wheel Drive tours briefly, opening for Patrick Simmon's other band, the Doobie Brothers. John Cowan also plays bass with both bands on the tour. Their album from 1992 has recently been released on iTunes.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
August 8 Starlight Music Theatre, Albany, NY Doobie Brothers    
August 9 Melody Fair, North Tonawanda, NY Doobie Brothers    
August 10 Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA Doobie Brothers    
August 11 Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY Doobie Brothers    
August 13 Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT Doobie Brothers    
August 14 Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH Doobie Brothers    
August 15 Warwick Music Theatre, Providence, RI Doobie Brothers    
August 17 Melody Tent, Cape Cod, MA Doobie Brothers    
August 18 South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset MA Doobie Brothers    
August 19 Garden State Arts Center, Holdmdel, NJ Doobie Brothers    
August 20 Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, VA Doobie Brothers    
August 21 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD Doobie Brothers    
August 24 Insbrook Pavilion, Richmond, VA      
August 26 Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL Doobie Brothers    
August 27 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Doobie Brothers  
August 28 I.C. Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA Doobie Brothers

 
August 29 Timberwolf Amphitheatre, King's Island Amphitheatre, Cincinnati, OH Doobie Brothers

 

1995

 

After spending nearly a year and a half working on material for a new album project with the newly-dubbed Sky Kings, Rusty's band goes out on the road to promote what was to be their first album for Warner Brothers. Fran Breen is added on drums and Peter Hyrka on mandolin, fiddle, and keyboards. In September Rusty announces that Poco is finished after a show in Deadwood, South Dakota. During the recording, Patrick Simmons leaves to pursue a better opportunity with his old band, the Doobie Brothers. Although the label eventually releases three singles, it pulls back the album from release.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 3 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Marshall Crenshaw, Duane Eddy, David Alvin, Bill Lloyd    
February 7 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, John Cowan    
July 12 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN   Acoustic set  
April 21 Tin Pan South, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Tommy Lee James, Pat Buchanan, Don Henry In the round acoustic set  
August 29 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA      
September 8-9 Freight Room, Atlanta, GA      
September 11 Be Here Now, Asheville, NC      
September 12 Ace of Clubs, Nashville, TN      
September 30 Deer Creek Music Center, Indianapolis, IN Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd

 
October 5 Oklahoma City, OK Hank Williams Jr.    
October 6 Wichita, KS Hank Williams Jr.    
October 7 Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd    
December 8 Lonesome Pine Special, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY  

 

1996

Rusty announces for the second time that Poco is finished. They play two shows in the Northeast to close out their touring commitments. However, the Sky Kings project fall on deaf ears in Nashville as they are unable to interest country radio in their blend of country and rock.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 3 Grand Ol' Opry, Nashville, TN Paul Brandt Filming for concert program as part of Country Radio Seminar in Nashville  
March 9 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Fred Knobloch, Thom Schuyler    
April 29 Prime Time Country, TNN-TV airs Jeff Carson, R.C. Bannon    
May 11 Boston, MA   Radio promotions  
May 26 Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite Park, CA      
May 30 Summer Lights Festival, Marlboro Stage, Nashville, TN      
June 12 Fan Fair, Nashville, TN      
June 20=23 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Tellluride, CO      
June 28 Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds, Flagstaff, AZ      
August 2 Underground Atlanta, Atlanta, GA      
August (UD) Vermont      
August 16 State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN      
September 9 Prime Time Country, TNN-TV airs Jon Brennan, Ricky Skaggs    
October 12 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN      
December 22 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN      
December 27 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN      

1997

The Sky Kings officially call it quits when their final single, a remake of Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around and Fell in Love, falls flat.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 25 Sutler's, Nashville, TN      
March 8 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Jim Photoglo, Bill Lloyd, Monte Warden    
April 11 Showplace Theater, Buffalo, NY Tugboat Annie, My Own Sweet    
June 1 Summer Lights Festival, Nashville, TN   Rusty sits in with Bill Lloyd  
June 6-7 Foot of the Eiger, Gruhn, Switzerland   Rusty sits in with Foster & Lloyd and the Thompson Brothers  
June 14 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN   This is the Sky Kings farewell show.  
August 2 YMCA East, Nashville, TN The Phillips, Rhonda Petty & Stampede    
November 25 Zanies, Nashville, TN   Rusty sits in with Supe Granda, formerly of the Ozark Mt. Daredevils  
December 31 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Foster & Lloyd Rusty and Paul only  

Rusty returns to Poco full-time but plays occasional solo dates in Nashville.

1998

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 5 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Jock Bartley, Victoria Shaw, Razzy Bailey, David Pack, Michael McDonald    
February 21 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN David Freeman, Dennis Morgan, Jamie Kyle    
May 9 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville,TN Bill Lloyd, Ross Rice, Hillary Lindsay    

1999

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
May 7 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Craig Fuller, Irene Kelly    
October 16 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN      

2000

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
March 17 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Don Henry, Deborah Holland    
April 18 Gene Clark Tribute, 12th & Porter, Nashville, TN      
June 3 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Don Henry, Beth Neilsen Chapman    
November 17-18 Roswell, GA Bill Lloyd    

2001

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
March 17 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd    

2003

 

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 1 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Marcus Hummon, Michael Kelsh, Darrell Scott Benefit for Anne Stevens School, Ecuador  

 

2005

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
September 19 Wildwood Lodge, Steelville, MO Pure Prairie League Rusty sits in with PPL on a couple tunes.  
October 21 Wildwood Lodge, Steelville, MO John Waite Rusty does a short solo set when John Waite is late arriving for this show. Rusty wasn't on the bill, he was in the audience to see Waite perform.  

 

2007

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
July 7 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Bill Lloyd, Danny Flowers, Don Henry Rusty returns for an "in-the-round" songwriter showcase.  

 

 

2008

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
February 15 Meramac Jack's, Valley Park, MO Rogers, Neinhaus & Crawford Rusty sits in with RNC  
February 16 Mac's Time Out, Alton, IL Rogers, Neinhaus & Crawford Rusty sits in with RNC  
  Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA James Burton, Emmy Lou Harris, Jim Messina, Mark Farner    

 

2013

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
August 31 Milennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO   Rusty is inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and performs a couple of tunes.  

 

2014

With the formal announcement that Poco is retiring, Rusty now makes a number of solo appearances.

Date Venue/City Also performing Notes Links
January 17 Songwriter's Festival, Santa Rosa Beach, FL      
January 18 Songwriter's Festival, Santa Rosa Beach, FL Craig Fuller    
February 1 Knights of Columbus Hall, Bethalto, IL Supe Granda    
March 14 Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA Firefall, Pure Prairie League    
April 26 Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Craig Fuller, Bill Lloyd, Robert Ellis Orrall    
May 17 South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ Richie Furay Band    
October 11 Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA Jimmy Messina    
October 12 Solvang Festival Theater, Solvang, CA Jimmy Messina  
October 17 Rialto Theater Center, Loveland, CO Rich Moore    
October 24-25 Wildwood Springs Lodge, Steelville, MO America