Chuck Leavell is a world-renowned keyboardist who was honored in 2012 as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner as a member of The Allman Brothers Band. After his stint with the Allman Brothers, he started his own ground-breaking group - Sea Level, that mixed southern rock with jazz and blues. As a sought after keyboardist, Chuck has performed with legendary musicians including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Dr. John. He's played with The Rolling Stones for nearly 40 years and serves as their music director. Chuck has released 7 solo albums throughout his illustrious career, including his latest Chuck Gets Big. Multi-award winning program director Ray White spent time with Chuck to talk about his new documentary The Tree Man, which recaps his marvelous musical journey and also touches on family life and his "other" career - a tree farmer, conservationist and educator. Don't miss our journey with one of the greatest pianists in rock 'n' roll history as he divides his talent between music, forests and family. A "not-to-be-missed" episode on Classic Artists Today!
Kenny Loggins, Steve Morse and Steve Lukather join us on this Best of the CAT - Volume 2 program. Interviews and much more with the superstars of Loggins & Messina, Deep Purple, Kansas, Dixie Dregs and Toto! A great sampler of our Classic Artists Today syndicated radio shows | podcasts. Hear entire episodes with each musician: Loggins (Episode 063), Morse (Episode 56), Lukather (Episode 52) at sittinginwiththecat.libsyn.com and on most major streaming & podcast services. Multi-award winning program director, Ray White, connects you with the best interviews and more from "classic" rockers who've won hundreds of Grammy's and dozens that you'll find in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Be sure to tell your friends and family!!
Peter Rivera, original lead vocalist and drummer for Rare Earth, was born and raised in Detroit. Signing with Motown Records in 1969, who launched Rare Earth Records, boosted their notoriety in the music world. Right out of the shoot their Get Ready album went Platinum, followed by two Gold albums in 1970 and 1971, Peter joins multi-award winning program director Ray White to talk about their start at Motown, the bands' heydays and the evolution of their 10+ minute songs - which changed the music industry. Peter's latest solo album is It Is What It Is and continues the strong legacy of the Rare Earth sound. In our "showcase segment," we feature co-founder and lead vocalist for Grand Funk Railroad - Mark Farner and a band that's still going strong for over 50 years... Vanilla Fudge! They both have recent singles out. They're "Back From The Sixties," only on Classic Artists Today!!
Yes bassist Billy Sherwood was hand picked by the late Chris Squire to succeed him in the band. Billy has been affiliated with the band since 1994. A talented musician, producer, engineer and songwriter, Billy has been involved with a multitude of recording projects and tours throughout the years working with the likes of: Deep Purple, Asia, Toto, Def Leppard and Nektar. He's also fronted several bands and has released 10 solo albums. Multi-award winning program director Ray White, caught up with Billy in January of 2021 who shared his insights on his relationship with Chris Squire, history with Yes, his Circa and Yoso bands, and his latest project with his superstar band The Prog Collective, titled Worlds On Hold. His brand new band is called Arc of Life and includes Yes vocalist Jon Davidson. In our showcase segment, we feature Billy's bandmate in Yes, Geoff Downes, whose band is Downes Braide Association and has a new album Halcyon Hymns. Bringing you the best in progressive rock... Classic Artists Today!
Brad Arnold co-founded 3 Doors Down in 1996. Every album they've released has landed on the charts, in the Top 20. From those albums, 19 singles have valuted towards the top of the charts, too! As humanitarians, the band launched The Better Life Foundation with a goal in mind to give as many children as possible a better life. In our September of 2017 interview, multi-award winning program director, Ray White, sat down with Brad in his tour bus to talk about their music in the movies, playing for our U.S. troops, their latest studio album - Us In The Night along with much more! In our showcase segment, we feature future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Foo Fighters, whose latest effort is Medicine At Midnight and also 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Cheap Trick, who just released In Another World. Hold on tight, we're rockin' here on the CAT!!
Chris Hillman is one of the pioneers in merging Folk/Bluegrass/Country music with Rock in the mid-1960's, and was an original member of The Byrds. In 1991, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A multi-instrumentalist and excellent singer/songwriter, Chris' talents carried over to other excellent groups throughout the years including: The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Desert Rose Band and several collaborations with fellow Byrds' members. On this episode, award-winning program director Ray White hooks up with Chris in January of 2021 to talk about his new book "Time Between," his early days with The Byrds, Grammy nomination, and his latest album Bidin' My Time. In our showcase segment, we feature the legendary Tom Petty, who produced Chris' latest album and recently released, posthumously, his album titled Wildflowers and All The Rest. Two fantastic musicians, for the ages, right here on Classic Artists Today!
Leslie West kicked off his musical career on Long Island, NY as a founding member of The Vagrants in the mid-1960's. Just before the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Leslie formed Mountain landing a spot on the festival lineup. The rest, as they say, is history. Mountain has released 8 studio albums and as a solo artist, Leslie's had 16 releases. He was also a member of the supergroup West, Bruce & Laing. Leslie's last studio project was Soundcheck, that dropped in 2015. Multi-award winning program director Ray White talks with Leslie about his early days with The Vagrants and Mountain and he also provides insights on his Unusual Suspects album, in this January of 2012 interview. This legendary guitarist/vocalist passed away on December 23, 2020. Our tributes continue in our showcase segment as we look back at the accomplished career of Ken Hensley , a co-founder of Uriah Heep in 1969, who went on to record over a dozen albums as a solo artist. His last solo release, before his passing on November 4, 2020, was Trouble - which was recorded in 2013. Two of rocks premier musicians, now in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, right here on the CAT!