Paul Carrack, is one of music's top vocalist since launching his career worldwide as a co-founder of Ace in 1972. Throughout the years you'll find his vocals and keyboard work on the charts as a member of Mike + The Mechanics and Squeeze, too. When he hasn't been recording one of his 17 solo albums, Paul has toured and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Roxy Music, B.B. King and many others. Paul's latest studio album is titled These Days. Multi-award winning program director Ray White, "Zoomed" with Paul in the U.K. in June of 2020 to discuss his activities during the Coronavirus pandemic, his work with various bands throughout the years and his latest solo work and recent compilation - Paul Carrack Live: The Independent Years. A "not to be missed show," from your friends at Classic Artists Today.
Formed in 1981, 10,000 Maniacs has had 10 songs hit the charts throughout their career. For 12 years Natalie Merchant was lead vocalist for the band. Mary Ramsey took over that role, after Natalie's departure. Mary is also a classically-trained violinist and adds this talent to the group. In May of 2011, multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with founding members Steve Gustafson and Dennis Drew before their show. They touched on the transition of their lead singers, the early years of the band and songs they were compiling for their Music From The Motion Picture project. 10,000 Maniacs latest release is titled Halloween Live at Disney Institute. In our "showcase segment" we feature the very latest from The Pretenders, whose latest album is Hate For Sale and Norah Jones brand new release - Pick Me Up Off The Floor. The ladies...loud and proud on Classic Artists Today!
Brian Howe was lead vocalist of Bad Company from 1986 to 1994. During this time the band had a platinum and two gold albums that contained 9 singles that landed on the charts. His music career was launched as the lead singer for Ted Nugent's band in 1984. Brian passed away on May 6, 2020. We look back at Brian's music career including an interview with multi-award winning program director Ray White in September of 2011 on this episode. Brian shares his insights during his days with Ted's band and how he was tapped for lead vocalist for Bad Company. Brian's latest single was an excellent tune - Hot Tin Roof. In our showcase segment, we feature the former frontman for Styx, Dennis DeYoung who has a new album out titled 26 East, Vol.1. Learn more about our shows and your favorite classic artists at Classic Artists Today.
Singer/Songwriter Bruce Sudano stepped towards the big time when he met Tommy James of Tommy James and The Shondells in the late 1960's. As co-founder of Alive 'N Kickin', Bruce had a Top 10 hit with "Tighter and Tighter" in 1970. His next band was Brooklyn Dreams, formed in the late 70's the group released a handful of albums, but many knew them due to their work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer Donna Summer - who Bruce married in 1980. Since that time, he has concentrated on his songwriting - a Grammy nominee, and his solo career. Bruce's brand new recording project is titled Spirals Vol. 1 - Not A Straight Line To Be Found. In April of 2020, multi-award winning program director Ray White touches base with Bruce to talk about his latest EP and storied music career. In our showcase segment, we feature the timeless icons of rock and roll - The Rolling Stones, whose latest single is Living In A Ghost Town. The best, the talented, the iconic musicians... all featured on Classic Artists Today.
Russ Giguere, the co-founder of the 1960's pop/rock group The Association, has been at the forefront of the folk rock and pop scene for several decades. Russ has been involved with the 7-time Grammy nominated band who had major hits like "Windy" and "Cherish," for over 50 years. Multi-award winning program director Ray White talks with Russ about his new book - Along Comes The Association, which covers his career in the music industry. In this April of 2020 interview, Russ touches on his beginning days with pioneering Folk Rock group - The Men, singing with The Eagles, playing on the Ed Sullivan show several times, and many other aspects about the band that has sold over 70 million records. In our showcase segment, we feature the music icon Kenny Rogers, who passed away on March 20, 2020. Kenny had tremendous success in numerous music areas including Folk, Rock, Country and Gospel. In his phenomenal career he's had more than 120 hit singles, sold over 100 million records, and has won nearly every major music industry award. Classic Artists Today, bringing you insights that paved the way for generations!
Co-founder of Tower of Power, in the late 60's, Emilio Castillo has led the band with Doc Kupka for over 50 years. Always hiring super-talented musicians, many of their band members have went on to enormous success themselves. TOP's music transcends several music genres and provides a groove that won't quit! Over the years, they've landed eight songs on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Emilio talks with multi-award winning program director Ray White about the bands' hot new album Step-Up, TOP's horn sections' work on rock superstar's recording sessions, and much more. In our showcase segment, we look back at the highlights of the legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist John Prine's career. John has recorded nearly two dozen albums and has been bestowed with numerous industry awards, culminating with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. This patriarch of Americana music passed away on April 7. 2020. His last album was The Tree of Forgiveness. For more information on our shows and legacy artists of rock, pop and soul, visit us at Classic Artists Today.
You'll find Jack Blades all over the rock & roll scene. Since 1982, this bassist/vocalist has been in many of rock's well-known bands including Night Ranger, Damn Yankees and his latest venture - Revolution Saints. Jack's also a producer and songwriter having worked with Aerosmith, Great White and Ted Nugent. Multi-award winning program director, Ray White, hooked up with Jack in March of 2015 to talk about the formation of Revolution Saints - a band made up of past members of Journey, Bad English and Whitesnake, and also Night Ranger. Rise is the name of the brand new release from Revolution Saints and Don't let Up is Night Ranger's most recent project. In our showcase segment we have a tribute to one of rock's greatest legendary drummers, the late Neil Peart of Rush, who passed away on January 7, 2020. Hold on tight...this is a rockin' show! Visit Classic Artists Today to learn more about the recent happenings of rock's "classic" stars.
The Marshall Tucker Band were one of the pioneers of "southern rock" signing with Capricorn Records in 1973. Their first four albums went Gold, and ultimately 6 out of their first 7 albums hit that landmark, with one selling Platinum. During October of 2019, original member Doug Gray joins multi-award winning program director Ray White, to talk about the band's legacy, their last studio album The Next Adventure, his solo release - Soul Of The South and Doug looks ahead to the future too! In our showcase segment, we feature Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter/guitarist Elvin Bishop. He also recorded for Capricorn in the 1970's, but in recent years, Elvin has been known as a blues musician - even being tapped for the Blues Hall of Fame in 2016. His latest release is Something Smells Funky 'Round Here. For more about the great "classic" artists that still are putting out super new music today, visit us at Classic Artists Today.
Formed in 1970, The Doobie Brothers have sold 48 million albums and was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. With hard driving rock rhythms and synchronized vocal harmonies playing a key part of their songs, they were inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Multi-award winning program director Ray White sat down with Doobie co-founders Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston in August of 2012 to talk about the album, that even today, is their last studio album of original songs - World Gone Crazy. They also talk about reuniting (after 30 years) with the legendary record producer Ted Templeman. The Doobie Brothers' latest album Live from the Beacon Theatre includes all the songs from their landmark albums Toulouse Street and the Captain And Me. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2020, they will be touring extensively with their 5-time Grammy award winning vocalist/keyboardist Michael McDonald - reuniting with the band. A special in-depth look at The Doobie Brothers on this very special show from your friends at Classic Artists Today!