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Sittin' In With The CAT

Classic Artists Today's "Sittin' In With The CAT" features interviews with legacy bands and performers from the Classic Rock, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Pop and Oldies genres. Ray White, multi-award nominated host of Classic Artists Today and Coool CAT, internationally syndicated radio show, brings you the latest from the musicians from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's who have sold hundreds of millions of albums. We'll talk with them about the past...present...and future.
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Jun 16, 2018

Mac McAnally has reached the pinnacle of an outstanding music career, being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007 and tapped as Country Music Associations' Musician of the Year 9 times!  Most music lovers know Mac best as a member of Jimmy Buffett's - The Coral Reefer Band, since 1994.  He has written and recorded several dozen songs with Jimmy, throughout the years.  In our July of 2013 interview with Mac, award-winning syndicated radio show host, Ray White, talks with him about his early career, David Geffen and his live album - Live: In Muscle Shoals.  Mac's latest release is titled Southbound: The Orchestra Project.  In our Showcase Segment , we feature the legendary Willie Nelson.  He's won over 37 music awards, and with his new project Last Man Standing, Willie now has 67 studio albums that he's recorded.  Enjoy the songwriting and musicianship of two of the very best in the business, on this episode!!  For additional information visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Jun 2, 2018

World-class drummer Jerry Marotta has played on well over 100 albums throughout his storied career.  He was a member of Peter Gabriel's band, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls and Orleans - just to name a few.  In 2002, he was a GRAMMY nominee playing on Tony Levin's song "Apollo."  Jerry is also a singer, composer and record producer.  In our April of 2018 interview, award-winning program director, Ray White, talks with Jerry about his his new album with Flav Martin - Soul Redemption, and about his early career with Orleans.  In our Showcase Segment, we'll feature Dave Matthews Band whose latest release is titled Come Tomorrow.  For additional information on our show, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

May 19, 2018

Founded in 1975, The Motels were at the forefront of New Wave music in the late 1970's and 1980's.  Lead singer, Martha Davis provided the band with a sultry style that drew a passionate following.  Throughout their career, the band hit worldwide charts with their songs, over 15 times.  Award-winning program director Ray White caught up with Martha before her show in August of 2015 who shared her personal thoughts about making her Beautiful Life album and new projects of the horizon.  The Motels latest album - The Last Few Beautiful Days, is reminiscent of the sound that launched them to stardom.  In our Showcase Segment, Steppenwolf celebrates 50 years in the music business with the release of a new box set including several unreleased songs from the vault.  For more information about our show, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

May 5, 2018

Tommy Castro crosses the boundaries of Blues, Rock and R&B music as the leader of his own band since the early 1990's.  He launched his career as a member of Warner Brothers' artists The Dynatones, in the late 1980's.  Winning the 2008 Blues Music Award for Entertainer of the Year, Tommy's won numerous other awards and has played with many legends including B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.  In our April of 2018 interview, Tommy talks with Classic Artists Today's Ray White about his latest album with his band The Painkillers - Stompin' Ground, touring with B.B. King, and changing up his styles of music.  In our "showcase segment," we feature 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - Bob Seger, whose current album is titled I Knew You When.  Lean more about our show at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Apr 21, 2018

Glen Phillips, singer/guitarist/songwriter, launched his professional music career at the age of 15 forming Toad the Wet Sprocket.  By the age of 17, he had a major label recording contract.  Glen's released 6 studio albums with Toad and 4 full-length studio albums as a solo artist.  In our November of 2015 interview, Classic Artists Today's Ray White talks with Glen about his collaboration with Art of Time Ensemble and his solo effort Coyote Sessions.  His latest release is titled Swallowed By The New.  In our showcase segment, we'll feature U2 whose current album is Songs of Experience, the follow up companion album to Songs of Innocence.  For additional information about our show visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com

Apr 7, 2018

The legendary guitarist Robin Trower launched his music career by joining Procol Harum in 1967.  After 5 albums, he formed his own band which universally is known as one of the premier "power trio" bands ever formed.  Robin has recorded nearly two dozen studio albums and along the way recorded projects with Jack Bruce (Cream) and Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music).  In March of 2018, Robin talked with two-time Program Director of the Year, Ray White, about his latest release Time and Emotion and much more!  In our showcase segment, we feature the guitar master - Jimi Hendrix, who's recently released a new studio album - Both Sides of the Sky, which includes 10 previously unreleased studio recordings.  Two awesome guitarists...One fantastic show!  For additional information visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Mar 24, 2018

Billy Thompson has played with the legends; Albert King, Patrick Simmons, Billy Payne, Little Milton, Mike Finnigan and many more.  He combines world-class slide guitar, searing licks and soulful vocals with a unique amalgamation of style including blues. rock, funk and soul.  Two-time Program Director of the Year - Ray White, catches up with Billy in January 2017 to talk about his career highlights and his new CD, titled BT.  In our showcase segment, we feature multi-Grammy award winner Toto, whose latest release is 40 Trips Around The Sun.  Learn more about our show at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Mar 10, 2018

An inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes is known by many as the "Voice of Rock."  Throughout his storied career as a bassist and vocalist, Glenn has fronted numerous other bands including Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion and Trapeze.  Award-winning program director, Ray White, catches up with Glenn in March of 2018 to talk about his newest project, latest solo album Resonate, Deep Purple and you'll hear much more!  Another member of the R&R Hall of Fame is our "showcase artist, in this episode.  John Lodge, bassist/vocalist/songwriter of The Moody BluesLive from Birmingham is his latest DVD/CD release.  For additional information about our show, visit www.classicartiststoday.com 

Feb 24, 2018

Poco formed in 1968, are a pioneer in country rock music being at the forefront of that genre of music every since.  Throughout the years original members of the band have gone on to play with other iconic bands:  the Eagles, Loggins & Messina and Souther-Hillman-Furay.  Throughout their 50 year history co-founder Rusty Young still remains the patriarch of the band today.  In this episode, he talks with award-winning program director Ray White, about Poco's last studio album, All Fired Up and much more!  Since our interview, Rusty has released his first solo album ever, titled Waiting For The Sun.  In our Showcase Segment, we feature Michael McDonald, who has just released his first new album of original tunes in 17 years - Wide Open.  Michael was in The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, earlier in his career.  For more information about our show visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Feb 10, 2018

In this special tribute to Pat DiNizio, we look back and share a great interview we had with him in August of 2010.  Pat was the frontman of The Smithereens since the band was formed in 1980 until his passing on December 12, 2017.  Award-winning program director, Ray White, talks with Pat about the 2009 release, The Smithereens Play Tommy and their upcoming album - 2011, plus much more!  We'll relive many highlights of a stellar career and life of our good friend, Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens.  You won't want to miss our Episode 004, when we showcase our last interview with Pat, too.  For additional information about our show visit www.classicartiststoday.com 

Jan 27, 2018

Gary Wright helped to establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music in the mid 1970's.  Before launching his solo career, he was an original member of Spooky Tooth with other musicians that went on to play with Foreigner, Humble Pie, and Mott The Hoople.  Throughout his career, Gary played with others including his friend, George Harrison.  Gary's career reached its pinnacle in 1975 with his The Dream Weaver album, which had two singles reach #2 on the charts.  In October of 2010, Classic Artists Today's Ray White talked with Gary about his latest solo album - Connected, along with highlights from his early years.  Gary re-released his 1972 album with Wonderwall titled Ring Of Changes, in the summer of 2016.  In our Spotlight Segment, we feature Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Van Morrison, whose two 2017 albums were Roll With The Punches and Versatile.  Learn more about our show at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Jan 13, 2018

Nancy Wilson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the co-founder of Heart and now joins Liv Warfield from Prince's New Power Generation in a new band - Roadcase Royale.  Their first album is titled, First Things First.  In Part 2 of our April, 2017 interview with Nancy, 2017 New Music Weekly Magazine's award winning program director, Ray White, talks with her about launching the new band, induction into the Hall of Fame and Heart's last album - Beautiful Broken.  In our "spotlight segment" we feature Canada's mega star, Bryan Adams, who has sold over 75 million records, been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards (taking home one as the winner), and winning 18 Juno Awards - Canada's top musical honor.  Ultimate is the name of his latest album.  Learn more about our program at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Dec 29, 2017

The unique vocals of Mickey Thomas has been out front of bands including Starship, Jefferson Starship and the Elvin Bishop Group.  Throughout the years he sang the hits: "Jane", "Find Your Way Back", "No Way Out", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", "Laying It On The Line" and "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."  Talking with award-winning program director Ray White, in an interview recorded in October of 2013, Mickey discusses his latest album Loveless Fascination and some new compilations from Jefferson Starship and Starship.  In our Spotlight Segment, we feature the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, Tom Petty, who passed away on October 2, 2017.

Dec 16, 2017

Tim Reynolds, founder of TR3, is a Grammy nominated muti-instrumentalist who is lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.  Tim's work on the guitar puts him at the highest echelon with other masters in the world.  New Music Magazine's award-winning program director, Ray White talks with Tim and his fellow members of TR3 in September of 2017, after an awesome performance, about the bands' Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion album and Tim's solo project That Way plus other insights.  In our showcase segment, we have Tim with the Dave Matthews Band in the spotlight.  DMB's latest CD is titled - Away From The World.  Be sure to check out more about our shows at http://www.classicartiststoday.com   

Dec 2, 2017

Geoff Downes has made a major impact on the rock/pop music scene throughout the years, starting with the band he co-founded in 1977 - The Buggles.  His next stop was keyboardist for Yes, where he's played with the band for 8 years during their storied career. Geoff also co-founded the supergroup Asia, in 1981.  In this November, 2009 phone interview with award-winning host, Ray White, Geoff talks about his collaboration with John Wetton, who has since passed away, called Icon - and much more.  We'll also feature his latest project with Christopher Braide, who have just released their Skyscraper Souls album.  For more information on our show and the legacy artists we feature, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com

Nov 19, 2017

Original member of Firefall, guitarist/vocalist Larry Burnett, played on the band's first five albums from the mid-1970's through 1980, and a reunion album with former band members released in 2009.  His song, Cinderella, landed on the Top 40 charts.  Today, you can find Larry playing gigs in the mid-atlantic area with his friend Don Chapman and others in the region.  Award-winning program director Ray White, caught up with Larry in July, 2017 to talk about his career with Firefall, his Guitars & Vocals CD and latest music endeavors.  In our "showcase" segment we'll feature the last project by the late legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose, titled "10 X 10."  Finished and released recently with help from his good friends Ricky Phillips (Styx/Bad English/Baby's) and Eric Singer (Alice Cooper/Kiss) and many of his rock star buddies.  For more information on our show, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Nov 6, 2017

Micky Dolenz is the vocalist and drummer for a group that grew out of a TV show in the 1960's...The Monkees.   The show introduced a number of innovative, new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967.  The Monkees have sold more than 75 million records worldwide and had international hits.  Their latest CD, released in 2016, is Good Times. On this August of 2012 interview, award-winning host Ray White talks to Micky about his latest solo CD, Remember, the band and the passing of Davy Jones.  In our "showcase" segment, we'll feature Rod Stewart's latest project.  We're heading back to the 60's, with musicians who have been on the music scene for 50 years!  For additional information on our show visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Oct 21, 2017

Formed in Mississippi in 1996, 3 Doors Down has released six studio albums, collectively selling well over 10 million copies.  Consistently landing on the music charts, the band produces dynamic rockin' tunes, along with powerful ballads.  On this episode, we interview lead singer Brad Arnold, talking about the bands latest album, Us and the Night, along with challenges band members have overcome in their personal lives.  Award-winning host, Ray White, takes you on a trip back to their early years too and highlights the latest from U2 in our "showcase" segment!  We bring you the best of today, from your favorite classic rock and pop bands!!  For more information, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Oct 7, 2017

Warren Haynes has carried a heavy workload throughout the years fronting his own band and Gov't Mule while playing a key role in The Allman Brothers Band.  Playing in the Dickey Betts Band, he was invited to join the Allman Brothers in 1989.  Throughout the years Warren launched his namesake band in 1993 and followed that by forming Gov't Mule, shortly thereafter.  In our April of 2013 interview with Warren, award-winning program director Ray White talks with Warren about Gov't Mule's By A Thread and Shout releases and also touches on The Allman Brothers Band, too!  Warren's latest release is Revolution Come...Revolution Go.  In our spotlight segment, we pay tribute to the leader of The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, who passed away on 5/27/17.  His last studio album was Southern Blood. Learn more about our great shows and musicians we feature at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Sep 23, 2017

Founding member, lead guitarist and vocalist for Genesis, Anthony Phillips, was with the band from 1967 through 1970, participating in Genesis' first two albums.  Anthony went on to a solo career recording over two dozen albums.  On our July of 2017 interview, award-winning program director Ray White, talks with Anthony about the remastered and expanded 1990 album Slow Dance, plus much more.  In our "spotlight" segment, we honor the late Walter Becker of Steely Dan. For more information on our show visit us at http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Sep 9, 2017

On this episode we feature the rock supergroup - Black Country Communion.  Formed in 2009, the band is fronted by Glenn Hughes, who was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.  The phenomenal guitarist for the band, Joe Bonamassa, joins us on our interview that was recorded right after the bands first album - in November of 2010.  Joe shares his insights on the formation of the band, that includes members that have played with Led Zeppelin and Dream Theater.  He also talks about recordings on their first album.  Black Country Communion's new release is, BCCIV. In our "spotlight" segment, the focus is on Big Head Todd and The Monsters' latest effort.  Award-winning program director, Ray White catches you up on the latest with your favorite "classic" bands and performers!  For additional information on our show, visit www.classicartiststoday.com and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Aug 26, 2017

The Doobie Brothers have won 4 GRAMMY awards and sold over 48 million records - including 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum, and 14 gold albums.  They've tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.  The Doobies have also received the most prestigious and rare Diamond Award.  On this episode , award-winning program director Ray White interviews The Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth, who has been with the band since 2005.  In this July of 2017 conversation, Ed touches on his career with Vertical Horizon, how he became a "Doobie" and the role he plays with the band and their last studio album of original material  - World Gone Crazy.  Plus much more, too!  In our "showcase" segment, you'll hear from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, whose latest studio release is titled Unvarnished.  To learn more about the program visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

Aug 13, 2017

At the top of the album-oriented rock charts during the 1970's you'd find the band Kansas.  They appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the '70's and 80's.  On this June of 2010 interview, the CAT's Ray White spends times with Kansas guitarist Richard Williams, who has been with the band since their debut album was released in 1974.  Rich shares  his insights into the 35th anniversary of the band, that features the release of their live CD/DVD - There's Know Place Like Home.  Kansas' recent album is The Prelude Implicit, their first studio release in 16 years.  Our showcase band on this episode is Mike and the Mechanics, who were formed by Genesis' co-founder Mike Rutherford in 1985.  Their latest release - Let Me Fly, is their eighth studio album.

Jul 30, 2017

In part 2 of our interview with the phenomenal guitarist Allan Holdsworth, recorded in March of 2017 - several weeks before his passing, we talk about his last music projects and one of his hobbies outside of music. Allan was considered one of the best guitarists in the world by Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani and Eddie Van Halen and many others. His magical guitar work can be found on albums by  Soft Machine, U.K., Jean-Luc Ponty, Bruford and many others.  The SynAxe was a unique instrument that he mastered.  Allan's music crossed music genres as his styles would open up new dimensions of sound, no matter what he was playing.  Join award-winning host, Ray White, as he gives takes you on a brief journey into Allan's life and music.  In our "Spotlight" segment we feature Boston, who's latest album is Life, Love and Hope.  For additional information about our show, which features the latest from "classic" bands and performers visit www.classicartiststoday.com 

Jul 15, 2017

Mark Andes was original member of three incredible bands - Spirit (1967), Jo Jo Gunne (1971) and Firefall (1974).  A bassist and background vocalist, Mark also was with Heart during the height of their career (1983-1993).  In 2014, Mark reunited with Firefall, which now has three original members in the band.  Interviewing Mark backstage at an October of 2016 show, he talks about rejoining Firefall and provides insights into his days with Spirit.  Your award-winning host, Ray White, features much more on Mark and his music and features Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) in our "Showcase" segment.  For additional information visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com 

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