I was surprised how the Palomino stage/tent was not that full roughly eight minutes before their 5 p.m. start time.
I was easily able to head to the front of the stage and find a great seat but I had to leave bluegrass legend Ricky Scaggs’ amazing set to do it (which is probably why Poco’s tent was not full).
Country-rock group Poco now is Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Jack Sundrud and George Lawrence but former members Jim Messina, Timothy B. Schmit and Richie Furay (and even George Grantham) joined the group Sunday.
Poco performed with different members for different songs. Some of the material they performed included “Honky Tonk Downstairs,” “Keep on Tryin,’” “You Better Think Twice” and even the Furay written Buffalo Springfield song “Kind Woman.”
The group brought out Lynn Anderson, who performed on Sunday, to sing “Listen to a Country Song” which Messina co-wrote.
Poco’s set featured a lot of singing along from the audience (which had grown by the time I had to leave toward the end).