Multi-instrumentalist and singer Chris Hillman, whose illustrious career started with The Byrds, then went on to The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, McGuinn, Clark & Hillman and Desert Rose Band joins us. In this follow-up to our Episode 096 show, Chris shares (during our interview in January of 2021) his insights with multi-award winning program director Ray White on Manassas, SHF and the historic Criteria Studios in Miami. Several months ago he released a book titled "Time Between" and his most recent studio album is Bidin' My Time. In our showcase segment we'll feature Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, who recently teamed up on Everybody Knows, in addition to Ann Wilson of Heart who has a new solo tune - Black Wing. The superstars of the wide-world of rock/pop music are on the CAT!
Rusty Young, co-founder and only consistent member of the band Poco during their career (1968-2021), passed away on April 14, 2021. His career was launched when he was tapped to play steel guitar for Buffalo Springfield. Shortly thereafter, he formed Poco with several of Buffalo Springfield's band members. Rusty was a talented multi-instrumentalist and an excellent vocalist. Poco had eighteen albums land on the charts with their Legend and Legacy albums going "Gold." Their last studio album was All Fired Up and in 2017, Rusty released his only solo album, during his illustrious career, titled Waiting For The Sun. He was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in in 2013. Multi-award winning program director Ray White had numerous opportunities during the past 12 years to catch up with Rusty. We feature highlights of our favorite time spent with him, in December of 2009, when Rusty shares his insights into the formation of Poco, the reunion album "Legacy," a future goal, and thoughts on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rusty was a special friend of ours at Classic Artists Today who will be missed dearly We hope you will enjoy our tribute and listen to our last interview with Rusty on Episode 031, too.