Originally formed in 1975, the Little River Band has sold over 30 million records throughout the years. The band has garnered ten Top 20 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. On this episode, award-winning program director Ray White of Classic Artists Today, interviews band leader Wayne Nelson in September of 2016 on their tour bus as the band prepared for another show. This session centers around Little River Band's latest album, "Cuts Like A Diamond," and Wayne also provides insights regarding song selection for each show. In our "Spotlight" segment, we'll feature 4-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar, who's released her first rock/pop recording in over 10 years. Additional information about our program can be found at www.classicartiststoday.com
Guitarist/Vocalist Billy Thompson is featured in this show. His albums have included members of Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt & Crosby Stills & Nash. Some say his style is like Jimi Hendrix meets Little Feat. Billy has played with the great Blues artists including Little Milton, Albert King, Art Neville & Keb Mo. He has released 7 albums and was joined by the likes of Billy Payne (Little Feat/Doobie Brothers), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat), Mike Finnigan (Bonnie Raitt/Crosby Stills & Nash) on several including his latest - "Friends." Classic Artists Today's Ray White, in this January 2017 interview, talks with Billy about some of the awesome musicians he's played with throughout his career and also about his latest album and future project. Little Feat is featured in our "Spotlight" segment and there's much more, too!
Since 1980, The Smithereens have entertained us with their rhythmic pop and rock tunes that are heavily influenced by the legendary bands of the 1960's including The Beatles, Who and The Kinks. Throughout their career, The Smithereens have landed on the Top 10 Mainstream Rock chart 3 times with - "Only A Memory," A Girl Like You" and "Blues Before And After." In our August, 2015 interview with Vocalist/Guitarist Pat DiNizio, Classic Artists Today's Ray White talks with Pat about his extended Vegas gig, touring with Tom Petty and updates on the bands latest music and happenings. Our "Spotlight" segment features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Glen Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Black Country Communion). Learn more about our shows at www.classicartiststoday.com
On this episode, Classic Artists Today's Ray White interviews the Outlaws' vocalist/guitarist Henry Paul revisiting the days of being the first band to sign with Clive Davis new label in 1974. Throughout the years the band has had four songs on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart including "There Goes Another Love Song," "Hurry Sundown," and (Ghost) Riders In The Sky. This September 2012 interview also has Henry talking about the Outlaws latest album It's About Pride, their first studio release in 18 years reuniting Henry Paul and drummer Monte Yoho. Other great Southern Rock insights, too! For more information about the show visit www.classicartiststoday.com
On this show Classic Artists Today's Ray White talks with Amy Holland, who was nominated for a GRAMMY Best New Artist award in 1981, after the debut of her self-titled album which included the Top 20 hit - "How Do I Survive." This December of 2016 interview includes highlights of Amy's career and she discusses her latest album, Light On My Path. This release features Amy's fluid and melodic vocals touching on pop, blues and jazz genres. She is joined on the album by her husband, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash), David Pack (Ambrosia) and Joseph Williams (Toto). More information about the show can be found at www.classicartiststoday.com
Ray White of Classic Artists Today interviews Jock Bartley, band leader of Firefall, in October of 2016 to discuss the current band, reunion of original members and plans for 2017 and beyond. The band had six Top 40 hits during the mid-to-late 1970's and early 1980's. The current group members include Jock Bartley, Mark Andes, Dave Muse, Sandy Ficca and Gary Jones. Their latest tune is Walk More Softly. Original members of the band were assembled from The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne and Zephyr. Firefall's latest album is "Firefall Reunion Live." More information about the show can be found at www.classicartiststoday.com