Messina proposed to Davis that he be allowed to sit in with Loggins on his first solo album in the same way that jazz artists had done in the past, and stated that Loggins also needed more upbeat and diverse material to help him gain appeal as a pop music artist. They had a successful nationwide tour that produced a CD and DVD entitled Live: Sittin' In Again at the Santa Barbara Bowl Messina also pulled from the vaults the original master analog recordings that he had produced and mixed for Loggins and Messina at Columbia Records, which were released as the 2005 digitally mastered compilation album The Best: Sittin' in Again. Loggins ultimately decided to strike out on his own, and in 1976 the duo split after a final concert in Hawaii. Messina had been reluctant to perform and tour, having begun the collaboration with the sole interest of producing. They have two children. He felt Loggins could do both country rock and R&B styles extremely well, especially after hearing Loggins perform "Danny's Song.". Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. He is also a carpenter who enjoys building "cowboy" furniture and old distressed Scottish and Irish style of pine furniture. Messina was first introduced to the idea of producing Kenny Loggins in the summer of 1970 while still performing on the road with Poco. That same year, they released the album Legacy. Can Neil Young Ever Become a U.S. Citizen? The Latin-based arrangements feature trumpet, percussion, drums, piano and nylon acoustic guitar in melodies reminiscent of the music of Cuba and Spain. In 1983, Messina released his third solo album with Warner Bros., One More Mile. The album also featured Edie Laymen and Pauline Wilson singing background and harmony parts. Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘The Roxy 1975’ Live Album, Wild Honey Orchestra: Buffalo Springfield tribute. Messina worked long hours with Loggins and encouraged him to purchase an electric guitar and play it on his solo debut album. He also co-wrote the song "Call It Love", which was sung by Rusty Young. Track No. He learned that Ellis did not like Messina's new musical direction, towards Latin jazz with a rock edge, because it did not sound like a Loggins and Messina album. He wrote and sang on three of the songs: "Follow Your Dreams", "Look Within" and "Lovin' You Every Minute." If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. After Poco, Messina signed a contract with Columbia Records as an independent producer. They have two children. They had no children. He is married to Michaela Eldridge. In 2001, Messina met his second wife, Michaela Laza Messina, an opera singer and a music teacher and their marriage brought about their daughter, Josey, in 2006.