Story Behind The Album Cover : Poco ‘s One Night In Nashville


American country-rock band Poco have a long history, dating back to 1968. The band ceased touring in 2014 when lone founding member Rusty Young retired (in 2013). This recording from 2004 also featured longtime member Paul Cotton, who’d left a few years previously. Sadly, both Young and Cotton passed away in 2021.

Now available on CD & blue vinyl, from Purple Pyramid Records, One Night In Nashville features the artwork of Angelika “Angel” Ciesniarska . Like a number of Poco covers, this release features a horse, as created by Angel.

About the artist

“I was born in Poland in 1977, I settled in UK in 2005. I am a self taught artist, doing art in my free time. My other big hobby years ago used to be aviation photography as well”.

About the Art Used On One Night In Nashville

“I created this particular watercolor in 2014. It was my attempt to create nice horse tattoo art.  It was nice to see imy image being used as this album cover”.

This image would’ve been chosen for the by someone at the record company, and added with the classic Poco logo.

“This painting  was always one of my most popular images online so I ended up uploading it on my Alamy account ant that’s how it ended up on Poco’s album”.

Angel’s artwork was used with the famous Poco logo, which first appeared on Poco Seven, from 1974. That cover & design were created by Phil Hartman (RIP, 1998). He had been credited on over 20 album covers throughout his career, including a number of Poco covers. The Canadian artist later became famous as a comedian on Saturday Night Live, and as a voice actor on The Simpsons .

*For more on Angel Ciesniarska’s art, as well as ordering prints check out the links below.

KJ, 02/’22

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