After Buffalo Springfield disbanded, Messina and Richie Furay, a founding member of Buffalo Springfield, formed Poco in 1968. In 1981, Messina signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded and released his second solo effort, Messina, which included folk, rock, latin and light jazz elements.

James Messina was born in Maywood, California, in 1947, and raised in Harlingen, Texas, until he was eight. Jim Messina was initially a recording engineer on Buffalo Springfield's second album. Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary, Guest Hosts: Loggins & Messina; guests: The Guess Who, Leo Kottke, Martin Mull, Billy Preston, The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Jim Messina and His Jesters Buffalo Springfield Poco Loggins and Messina: Website: jimmessina.com: James Messina (born December 5, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording engineer and record producer. He continues to work in the field of publishing, production and electronics as a recording and mixing engineer and as a recording studio owner. Messina played guitar and mandolin on the album.

After the release of Sittin' In, Messina went on to write, perform and produce seven more albums with Loggins. The songs he presented for his album leaned toward folk.

Messina had been reluctant to perform and tour, having begun the collaboration with the sole interest of producing.

The Official Facebook Page for Jim Messina. [citation needed]. Messina was first introduced to the idea of producing Kenny Loggins in the summer of 1970 while still performing on the road with Poco. Track No. Jim Messina, Franklin, Tennessee.

In 1983, Messina released his third solo album with Warner Bros., One More Mile. Messina had his son, Julian, in 1992 during a relationship in the early 1990s. James Messina (born December 5, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording engineer and record producer. Its single, New And Different Way, slightly missed the Top 40 on the AC chart, peaking at #43.[2]. Jim Messina was born on December 5, 1947 in Maywood, California, USA as James Melvin Messina. During the course of the production of their third album, he was asked to produce the band. He felt Loggins could do both country rock and R&B styles extremely well, especially after hearing Loggins perform "Danny's Song.". They have two children. Messina worked long hours with Loggins and encouraged him to purchase an electric guitar and play it on his solo debut album. Jim Messina, Soundtrack: RV. He wrote and sang on three of the songs: "Follow Your Dreams", "Look Within" and "Lovin' You Every Minute." They had no children.

After Poco, Messina signed a contract with Columbia Records as an independent producer. However, without the support of the record company, the album stalled, peaking at #58 on the Billboard 200, and Messina asked Columbia Records president Bruce Lundvall for a release from the label.