Jim Messina will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14 at Parish Auditorium on Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton campus.
Messina‘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 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 a producer and recording engineer for Buffalo Springfield, Messina joined the temperamental band as a 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.
Tickets prices are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and Miami staff/faculty, and $24 for college students and children under 12.
Other performances scheduled for the 2016-2017 Artist Series at Miami Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium include The Milk Carton Kids on October 29, Sam Bush with special guest Molly Tuttle on November 5, and Balsam Range with special guests Rob Ickes and Trey Hensely on April 15.
Artist Series performances at Miami Middletown’s Dave Finkelman Auditorium include Jake Shimabukuro on November 2, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on March 12, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage on April 8, and The Wailin’ Jennys on April 22.
Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton campus is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami Regionals’ Middletown campus is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.