Lazar Bear is proud to announce that Jim Messina w/ his band will be playing a Three Island Tour in Hawaii. As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim’s producing and engineering skills were instrumental in the success of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and the Buffalo Springfield recordings which gave birth to a number of hits such as “Rock ‘N Roll Woman”, “Kind Women” & “On The Way Home” Poco hits “You Better Think Twice”, “Call It Love”, “Nothin’ To Hide” And in Loggins & Messina he gave us “Angry Eyes”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Danny’s Song”, “My Music”, “Lahaina”, “You Need a Man”, “House at Pooh Corner” and sold over 20 million albums domestically.
Jan. 21, Thursday – Kauai
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
3-109 Kaumualii Hwy. Lihue, Hi. 96766
Venue: 808-245-8352 Tickets: $45. Gen. Gold Circle $65.
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
– Live Auction of a Guitar Personally Autographed by Jim Messina with proceeds benefiting the Kauai Jr. Life Guard Program
Jan. 22, Friday – Maui
Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Castle Theater
One Cameron Way, Kahului, Hi. 96732
Venue: 808-242-SHOW (7469) Tickets: $35. $45. $55. $65. Reserved
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Jan. 23, Saturday – Big Island
The Honokaa Theatre – Honokaa
45-3574 Mamane St. Honokaa, HI 96727
Information: 808-896-4845 $45. $65. Gold Circle
Doors: 6:00 pm Show: 7:00 pm.
Tickets Outlets & Information:
Online Info, Tickets & Gold Circle: www.lazarbear.com or call: 808-896-4845
Kauai: www.lazabear.com (Gold Circle) Kauai Music & Sound – Kapaa; Hanalei Music & Strings – Hanalei; Progressive Expressions – Koloa; Pictures Plus – Kukui Grove Shopping Ctr.; Scotty’s Music – Lihue
Maui: MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW (7469) or www.mauiarts.org
Big Island: www.lazarbear.com (Gold Circle) Sound Wave Music – Kailua-Kona; Kiernan Music – Old Town Kainaliu; Hawi Gallery – Hawi; Waimea General Store – Parker Square, Kamuela; Taro Patch Gifts – Honoka’a; CD Wizard, Hilo Guitars, Hilo Music Exchange, Hilo
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.
After two studio and one live album with Poco, Messina chose to leave the group and devote his time to record producing. That fateful decision led to his 1971 collaboration with newcomer Kenny Loggins. The resulting duo, Loggins and Messina went on to record nine albums over a period of seven years, amassing sixteen million in sales. “Poco had been some real good-time music,” reflects Messina. “Loggins & Messina just took that a step further and made it more sophisticated and attainable. Through the years, the Loggins & Messina period yielded the stuff I’m most proud of.”
During the 1980s, Messina released three solo albums, as well as recording and touring with the original Poco for its 1989 reunion album Legacy, and two highly successful reunion tours for Loggins and Messina in 2005 and 2009. 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 some new material. With this band and a new album in the works, Messina says, he’s enjoying discovering who he is, where he’s been, and most significantly, where he’s going – all worthy destinations to be revered and celebrated. Artist Website: http://www.jimmessina.com
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