The legendary Beach Boys throughout the years have had over 85 songs chart worldwide, the most Top 40 songs from any U.S. rock band, sold over 100 million records and received numerous other accolades. They've also garnered 13 Grammy awards and/or nominations. Needless to say, they are worldwide popular music icons! Multi-award winning program director Ray White catches up with their legendary leader Brian Wilson and co-founder Al Jardine backstage before their show, in July 2012, to talk about the bands 50th Anniversary, their That's Why God Made The Radio album, and the rivalry between them and The Beatles in the 1960's. In our Showcase Segment, we feature 9-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, whose new album is Threads. The legends can be found on Classic Artists Today!
David Bromberg stands out among his contemporaries as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He's played with the worlds' most talented musicians and is tapped for many of their projects. He was nominated for a Grammy at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2008. Award winning program director Ray White, caught up with David backstage, in February of 2019, to talk about his career highlights with Ringo Starr and others and also about his latest album - The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues. In our showcase segment, we feature Jesse Colin Young, who has just released Dreamers. Also, the Stray Cats , whose latest is 40. For more information about our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Multi-Grammy award winner Kenny Loggins has had tremendous success as a solo artist, part of the duo Loggins and Messina, and as a songwriter and collaborator. In recent years, Kenny has produced several "family" albums and is a member of the country trio Blue Sky Riders. Award-winning program director Ray White caught up with Kenny during his reunion tour with Jim Messina in August of 2009 to talk about his latest endeavors, including his last solo album - All Join In. In our Showcase Segment, we feature Kenny's good friend and 5-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald, who was in Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers earlier in his career. His latest album is his first with original material in 17 years titled Wide Open. For more information about our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman, has been rockin' the world since his days with The Amboy Dukes, in 1965. Launching his solo career in 1975, the guitarist/vocalist has continued to rock the world ever since. From the late 1980's until 2010, he hooked up with several other superstars from time-to-time as a member of Damn Yankees. Along with his music, Ted has written books, starred in television shows and shared his views on life, country and the American way wherever he goes. Award-winning program director Ray White, catches up with Ted to talk about his music influences and how they've affected his career and also his latest album - The Music Made Me Do It. In our Showcase Segment, we'll feature the internationally acclaimed rockers Whitesnake, whose latest project is Flesh and Blood. For more information on our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Dennis DeYoung was the was the primary lead vocalist and keyboardist for Styx for several decades. A founding member of the band, he penned 7 Billboard Top 10 singles and another as a solo artist. Award-winning program director, Ray White, speaks with Dennis, in November of 2014, about his live CD/DVD Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx and his last studio album One Hundred Years From Now. Dennis is also featured on the brand new album by Jim Peterik and World Stage - Winds of Change. In our "showcase segment" we feature the late Tom Petty, whose latest collection is titled, The Best of Everything. For more information visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer Wendy Waldman hit the Southern California music scene as a member of Bryndle - where other members included Karla Bonoff, Andrew Gold, and Kenny Edwards, back in 1970. In 1973 her solo career was launched when Rolling Stone named her "Singer-Songwriter Debut of The Year" after releasing her first album. As a songwriter, Wendy reached the pinnacle when she co-wrote "Save The Best For Last" for Vanessa Williams, which was nominated for a Grammy. Her credits as a record producer includes albums for Jonathan Edwards, New Grass Revival and Suzy Bogguss. Award-winning program director, Ray White, catches up with Wendy in January 2019 to talk about her years as part of the second wave of outstanding female musicians and her soon to be released album, Blue Balloon. In our showcase segment we feature long time lead guitarist for the Eagles, Don Felder, who is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the iconic band, Don's latest solo release is American Rock 'n' Roll. For more information about our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Since their formation in 1969, Little Feat has captured the many music styles that is America's music. Founded by the late Lowell George and current member Bill Payne, the band continues to please music lovers today! In our August of 2009 interview, award-winning program director Ray White catches up with guitarist/vocalist Paul Barrere backstage and touches on his early years with the band, recording with Robert Palmer and with other Warner Bros. artists. We also talk about Little Feat's Join The Band album and much, much more! The band's latest studio recording is Rooster Rag. In our "showcase segment," we feature Shaun Murphy who was a member of Little Feat from 1993-2009 and has recorded and toured with Bob Seger throughout the years, starting in 1973. She's a powerful vocalist who has recorded numerous albums steeped in R&B and blues. Her latest album is title Mighty Gates. For more information about our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Formed in 1987, the Gin Blossoms ruled the pop rock/alternative rock genre in the mid-1990's. Two of their albums during this period reached the higher echelons of the music charts. 2017 and 2018 New Music Weekly's Program Director of the Year - Ray White, sits down with guitarist/vocalist Jesse Valenzuela in September of 2018 to talk about his song writing, transition from lead vocalist to lead guitarist, and the Gin Blossoms' latest album Mixed Reality. In our "showcase segment," we feature two multi-Grammy award winners - John Mayer and Bruce Hornsby, whose brand new CD is Absolute Zero. Bringing you the latest, from many of your favorite "classic" rock/pop bands & performers! Learn more at Classic Artists Today.
Drummer Chris Frantz co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. Bassist Tina Weymouth, Chris' wife, joins him in both bands. While the Heads haven't played since 2002, Tom Tom Club still performs today. Award winning program director Ray White caught up with Chris in September of 2011, before his show by the ocean in Virginia Beach, to talk about the formation of the Tom Tom Club, the addition of Adrian Belew to the band, the movie Stop Making Sense and the making of the album Genius Of Live. In our "Showcase Segment," we pay homage to Peter Tork of The Monkees - who recorded two 5x Platinum albums and had nine Top 20 hits with the band. The Monkees lastest pop album was Good Times. Peter passed away on February 21, 2019 at the age of 77. For more information about our show visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Steve Morse has consistently been named one of the world's top guitarists during the past four decades. He was voted "Best Overall Guitarist," in Guitar Player magazine's reader's poll for five consecutive years - then inducted into their "Gallery of Greats." Steve is Deep Purple's longest-serving guitarist having been with the band since 1994. Along with his own band and solo work, he co-founded the Dixie Dregs and current pop/rock supergroup Flying Colors. Steve was also with Kansas in the late 1980's. Throughout his career, his work has received seven Grammy nominations. Multi-award winning program director Ray White, caught up with Steve in September of 2018 during Deep Purple's "The Long Goodbye Tour," to talk about his career highlights and Deep Purple's latest album Infinite. In our "Showcase Segment," we feature Ace Frehley of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band KISS! Guitar World named Ace as the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of all-time! His latest album is Spaceman. Learn more about our show by visiting our website at Classic Artists Today.
Formed in 1974, 38 Special is still led by co-founder Don Barnes. Guitarist and lead vocalist, he sang all the bands hits through 1987. Throughout the years the band has recorded a Double Platinum, 3 Platinum, and 2 Gold studio albums, which included 12 Top 10 hits! Their last studio release was Drivetrain. Award-winning Program Director Ray White, caught up with Don in July of 2018, at his hotel before a show to talk about being the heir apparent to lead the Southern Rock genre after the farewell tours of The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also shares his insights into the making of his first solo album, Ride The Storm, that was released in 2017 after the tapes were lost in the record company's shuffle after it's 1989 recording. In our "showcase segment," we feature The Charlie Daniels Band - another leader in the Southern Rock movement, that hit its stride in the 1970's. Their last studio album was Nighthawk. For more information about our show, visit Classic Artists Today.
Rich Robinson has performed on albums that have sold over 30 million copies throughout his career. He's gained international notoriety as a founding member of The Black Crowes, a band formed in 1989. In 2016, Rich formed The Magpie Salute, which includes several band members from his days with The Black Crowes. Award-winning program director Ray White, catches up with Rich on his tour bus to talk about his latest album High Water 1, his stint with Bad Company and much more! In our showcase segment, we feature two music icons: Van Morrison, whose latest album is The Prophet Speaks and Joan Jett who's featured in the documentary Bad Reputation. For additional information about our show visit Classic Artists Today.