Jim Messina reflects on his dynamic career, collaborations and 2017 tour.
Jim’s 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 Lee Michaels and Kenny Loggins. He was a member of the folk rock group Buffalo Springfield, a founding member of the country rock pioneer Poco, and half of the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina with Kenny Loggins. After a series of acclaimed solo acoustic tours, Messina has now formed a dynamic new band, featuring Poco alum Rusty Young, which is touring through 2017 with shows all over the country.
In This Episode:
01:30 Jim corrects the record about The Doors
03:15 How Jim got together with Kenny Loggins
05:35 How Jim went from producer to fellow music-maker with Kenny Loggins
13:27 The most fun Jim had while collaborating with Kenny
14:42 How this collaboration changed Jim’s life
15:30 Jim’s most recent show in Chicago
19:14 What it’s like to play with Rusty after all these years
22:05 The experiment of “Under a Mojito Moon”
24:30 What JIM means by the term “All Access”
28:05 How YOU can use the All Access
32:00 Who stands to benefit from Jim’s 6 day workshop
33:30 What people walk away with from his workshop
36:45 A hard earned piece of wisdom Jim has learned in nearly 70 years