John Oates, half of the dynamic duo - Hall & Oates, co-wrote many of the Top 10 hits for the band and is their guitarist and vocalist, too. In 2014 John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Daryl Hall. Billboard magazine tapped the duo as #15 in their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the #1 duo. As a solo artist, John utilizes his immense talents writing and recording albums that lean towards the realm of Americana and Rhythm & Blues. Award-winning program director Ray White catches up with John at a solo show in August of 2011 to talk about his solo band, musical interest and styles and his album during that time. His latest CD is titled, Arkansas and draws upon his interest in Americana and Roots music. For more information about our show, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com
One of Folk/Rock's leading performers is Shawn Phillips. His career was launched in the 1960's playing the folk circuit and hooking up with Joni Mitchell, Tim Hardin and Donovan. Shawn's worked with numerous world-class musicians including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, George Harrison and Bernie Taupin, throughout his career. The late rock concert promoter, Bill Graham, called Shawn, "the best kept secret in the music business." Classic Artists Today's Ray White talks with Shawn about his latest album, Continuance, and about his early years with Donovan. In our showcase segment, we'll highlight Paul McCartney's latest release - Egypt Station.