March 25, 2023 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits.
While acting as producer/audio engineer for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass players. When ” the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Jim and Fellow bandmate Richie Furay formed Poco creating Country Rock. After three successful albums, Jim left the band to pursue his passion of producing music.
In 1970 while working with unknown Kenny Loggins, the two found they worked well together and put out Sittin’ In a year later. An accidental duo was formed. Over the next seven years, Loggins & Messina released eight hit albums, had scores of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums. They had become one of rock’s most successful recording duos ever, but it was time for the duo to go their separate ways.
After a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career. His latest release, In the Groove, includes selected hits from all three of Jim’s previous bands, as well as several of his solo works.
Touring the country and playing sold-out shows, Jim says that he’s enjoying discovering who he is, where he’s been and most significantly, where he is going.
TICKETS: $50 A Seats | B Seats $40
Presented by the Woodstock Opera House
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098