Timothy Bruce Schmit born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work as bass guitar player and singer for Poco and the Eagles.
Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist.
In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.
On the 1979 album The Long Run, Schmit co-wrote and sang lead on the song “I Can’t Tell You Why”.
In 1977, Schmit joined the Eagles after the Hotel California tour, once again replacing Randy Meisner on bass/vocals after Meisner quit.
While the Eagles are thought to be a quintessential California band, Schmit is actually the only native Californian ever to be a member of the band.
In 2007, the Eagles released a new album, Long Road Out of Eden. Schmit continues to be part of the Eagles lineup along with Glenn Frey,Don Henley and Joe Walsh.