Geoff Downes work as a keyboardist, songwriter and producer has had him at the top of the progressive rock genre for over 40 years. Many know him as the founding member of the supergroup Asia, but his family tree also includes Yes and The Buggles. Music collaborations have also played a key role throughout Geoff's career. You'll find him on projects with the late John Wetton in Icon and Chris Braide in Downes Braide Association (DBA). Your multi-awarding winning host, Ray White went back stage in August of 2012 to talk with Geoff about Asia's XXX album and Yes' Fly From Here project. Geoff also talks about being in the two iconic progressive rock bands. His brand new release is DBA's Halcyon Hymns. Asia's self-titled album was the #1 album of 1982 according to Billboard and Cashbox. You can hear more from Geoff on Episode 025. The best in progressive rock, from your friends at Classic Artists Today!
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!