RUSTY YOUNG CONCERT CHRONOLOGY
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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.
|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.|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
|January (UD)||Riverside Inn, Tukwila, WA|
|January (UD)||Andal's Ranch Restaurant, Everett, WA|
|January 30||Coarsegold Inn, Fresno, CA|
|February 6||Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA||Merle Haggard|
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.
|August 8||Starlight Music Theatre, Albany, NY||Doobie Brothers|
|August 9||Melody Fair, North Tonawanda, 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 21||Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD||Doobie Brothers|
|August 24||Insbrook Pavilion, Richmond, VA|
|August 28||I.C. Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA||Doobie Brothers|
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. 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.
|August 29||Birchmere, Alexandria, VA|
|September 8-9||Freight Room, Atlanta, GA|
|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, Louisville, KY|
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.
|February 3||Grand Ol' Opry, Nashville, TN||Paul Brandt||Filming for concert program as part of Country Radio Seminar in Nashville|
|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|
|September 9||Prime Time Country, TNN-TV airs||Jon Brennan, Ricky Skaggs|
|December 27||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN|
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.
|February 25||Sutler's, Nashville, TN|
|April (UD)||Showplace, 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.|
|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.
|February 5||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN||Jock Bartley, Victoria Shaw, Razzy Bailey, David Pack, Michael McDonald|
|October 16||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN|
|March 17||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN||Bill Lloyd, Don Henry|
|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|
|March 17||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN||Bill Lloyd|
|February 1||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN||Marcus Hummon, Michael Kelsh, Darrell Scott||Benefit for Anne Stevens School, Ecuador|
|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.|
|July 7||Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN||Bill Lloyd, Danny Flowers, Don Henry||Rusty returns for an "in-the-round" songwriter showcase.|
|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|