Jim Messina’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-¬? changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music. After the mid-¬?60s, while acting as producer and recording engineer for Buffalo Springfield, Messina joined the temperamental band as bassist. After Buffalo Springfield split up in 1968, Messina’s friendship with group founder Richie Furay led to the creation of Poco. Jim switched to playing lead guitar, and the band went on to define a new musical genre that came to be known as country-¬?rock. In 1971 he began a collaboration with newcomer Kenny Loggins and the resulting duo, Loggins and Messina, went on to record 9 albums over a period of 7 years, amassing 16 million in sales. After a series of acclaimed solo acoustic tours, Messina has now formed a dynamic new band, featuring Poco alum Rusty Young, which features selected hits from all three of his past bands, as well as new material.