Sunday, May 7th, 2017
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036-7201
A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bassist and vocalist, Timothy B. Schmit is an icon of American music. After beginning his music career in Sacramento, CA, in the '60s, he joined the country rock outfit Poco in 1970, replacing founding member Randy Meisner on vocals. He remained with the band until 1977, contributing to albums like A Good Feelin' to Know (1972), Seven (1974), and Head Over Heels (1975), and singing lead vocals on the 1975 hit track "Keep on Tryin'." In 1977, Schmit again replaced Meisner in another iconic rock band: the Eagles. Remaining with the band until its dissolution at the end of the decade, he toured in support of the legendary Hotel California album (1976) and sang lead vocals on "I Can't Tell You Why." He has also participated in subsequent iterations of both Poco and the Eagles, including the current formation of the latter band with Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh.