Monday, February 02, 2009

POCO Country-Rock Book from Groundhog Press

I've occasionally blogged here about music--- what I like, what I don't like and what shows I've seen. Well, this post is a bit different. You see, my long time pal and former KJOY-AM (Stockton CA!) compatriot, Jerry Fuentes, has just published a book about his favorite band, country-rock pioneers POCO.

And since today is Groundhog Day, it's just a tad ironic that Jerry's book is published through Groundhog Press. What follows is the official press release for Jerry's book, which I heartily recommend to any fans of music biographies.

Groundhog Day
February 2, 2009

Jerry Fuentes
Groundhog Press
(209) 406-5824

Country-Rock trailblazers story revealed at last

Stockton, CA
– Unearthing the fascinating story of pioneering American country-rock band Poco, noted rock historian Jerry Fuentes has written LEGEND: The Story of Poco (312 pp., pb, $19.95). The band’s first comprehensive biography, LEGEND: The Story of Poco enlightens with an accurate portrait of this influential band, with a revealing look at the obstacles and frustrations of the rock and roll world.

Based on numerous interviews with band members and associates, LEGEND: The Story of Poco unveils many previously unreleased details of the band’s history from their creation in 1968 out of the ashes of the legendary Buffalo Springfield. To this day, Poco remains a popular concert act throughout the U.S. and Europe.

John Einarson, author of biographies of Neil Young, Gene Clark, Buffalo Springfield, and Randy Bachman, says, "Poco expert extraordinaire Jerry Fuentes offers a meticulously researched, detailed and insightful chronicle of an influential band whose legacy endures and can be heard today in the music of countless country music artists. LEGEND is required reading for country rock fans and aficionados alike."

In addition to his own writing, Jerry Fuentes also provides research support for other authors such as Pete Long, Christopher Hjort, Doug Hinman, and John Einarson. Fuentes has written articles about Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, and Poco for Goldmine, Broken Arrow, and A Good Feeling to Know. Fuentes also operates a website documenting Poco’s extensive concert history at

LEGEND: The Story of Poco
By Jerry Fuentes

ISBN 978-0-9817592-0-3

To arrange book signings, interviews or to place orders for the book, please contact:
Jerry Fuentes
Groundhog Press
619 Fordham Drive
Stockton, CA 95210

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