Founded in 1972, Orleans were popular in the mid-to-late 1970's when 9 of their songs charted - 2 earning them Gold records. With over 12 studio albums, the band continues today led by original member Lance Hoppen. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Lance, before the bands show in August 2019, to talk about the paradigm shift that Orleans has experienced with the passing of his brother Larry and the retirement of John Hall. He also fills us in on the new band members and the recording of their latest effort - No More Than You Can Handle along with his first solo effort - Conjuring. Still going strong after forming 55 years ago, we also feature the latest from The Who, who just released Who. Closing out the year, and decade, Classic Artists Today brings you the latest music news and more from many of your favorite legacy bands.
Mark Wenner, The Nighthawks founder, harpmaster and singer, has been a mainstay in blues and roots music since forming the band in 1972. Throughout the bands' career, they have been tapped for numerous blues awards. The CAT's executive producer and host Ray White caught up with Mark backstage before his show in July of 2019 to talk about several of the bands highlights and about their latest release All You Gotta Do. In our "showcase segment" we look back at the career of the legendary drummer Ginger Baker. He co-founded rock's first super group - Cream, and went on to play in Blind Faith, before launching Ginger Baker's Air Force and delving into world music. Ginger passed away on October 6, 2019. Boogie, Blues and Drums... the best on Classic Artists Today's Sittin' In With The CAT!