Poco, Pure Prairie League and the Atlanta Rhythm Section will be performing as part of the Ultimate '70s Show in Barnstable at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on August 18.
Poco is an American country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young. Formed after the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968, Poco was part of the first wave of the West Coast country rock genre. Its first album, "Pickin' Up the Pieces" (1969), is considered a pioneering album of the country rock genre.
The band has endured numerous lineup changes over the years and has maintained a loyal following. This year marks its 50th as a band.
The Atlanta Rhythm Section formed in 1971 and has long been considered one of the most prolific hit-makers of the 1970s. It has recorded classics including “Spooky,” “So in To You,” “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight,” and “Imaginary Lover.”
The band features founding members Dean Daughtry and Rodney Justo, and is known for its smooth, soulful sound that’s filled with catchy hooks and memorable melodies while also incorporating jazz and blues licks into its repertoire.
Pure Prairie League is an American country rock band whose origins go back to 1965. The current lineup features founding steel guitarist John David Call. The band was named after a fictional 19th century temperance union featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn cowboy film, "Dodge City." Pure Prairie League scored five consecutive Top 40 albums in the 1970s and added a sixth in the 1980s. The band is best known for its two charting hits, “Amie,” and “Let Me Love You Tonight.” Country superstar and current Eagles member Vince Gill is a former member of the band.