Paul Cotton, a mainstay in Poco for nearly 40 years, is featured in this tribute episode. Starting his nationally recognized music career with Illinois Speed Press in 1968, he went on to replace Jim Messina in Poco in 1970. Paul, along with Poco's co-founder Rusty Young, were at the forefront of the band during their most commercially successful years. Paul passed away on August 1, 2021, just a few months after Rusty's passing (Episode103). Multi-award winning program director Ray White reaches back, revisiting an interview with Paul in December of 2006, to talk about the band's favorite place to play - Wildwood Springs Lodge, his solo work and time with Jimi Hendrix. A look back at the fabulous career by a one-of-a-kind musician, Paul Cotton. The legendary bands and their members... we have them on the CAT!
Billy Greer, bassist and vocalist for Kansas, has been a mainstay in the band for 36 years. You'll also find him leading his own band Seventh Key when not recording or touring with Kansas. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Billy on tour during 2012, just after the There's Know Place Like Home DVD/CD was released. Along with that recording, Billy also provided insights into his Native Window and Seventh Key bands. We also pay tribute to longtime Kansas member Robby Steinhardt, who passed away on July 17, 2021. Kansas' latest album, The Absence of Presence, landed in the Top 10 of Billboards' Top Albums chart. In our showcase segment, we feature the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Yes! In October of 2021 they'll release a new album titled The Quest. The pinnacle of progressive rock interviews and bands, right here on The CAT!