We are back again to bring you the latest country-rock nugget from the Furay Archive. As always, it’s “just for me and you”… and whoever you want to share it with.
On page one of a leather-bound Poco scrapbook, we are introduced to the new band, Pogo. Pretty sure that this photo was taken before their historic debut at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Starting in October 1968, the band appeared multiple times at the club. Ready to introduce their brand of country-rock, the group was well rehearsed and continued to blow listeners away. As a die-hard “Poconut” once said, “Poco was always so tight and rehearsed, but there was always a sense of danger to their live performance. That’s what made me keep coming back.” This combination of amazing musicianship and danger can be heard on the live album, Deliverin’.
As for the name Pogo, cartoonist Walt Kelly had a cartoon titled “Pogo” and threatened to sue the band for using his character’s name. Soon after Walt’s threat, Pogo became Poco.
So… hope we don’t get sued. “Live from the Troubadour in West Hollywood, it’s Pogo!!!”