Carmine Appice is a legendary drummer that's influenced many of rocks' most famous drummers. He launched on the music scene back in 1967 as a founding member of the ground breaking band, Vanilla Fudge. His storied career included launching Cactus, Beck/Bogert/Appice and playing with Rod Stewart on 4 of his albums. You can find Carmine playing in numerous other bands and on nearly 100 albums. In September of 2014, award-winning program director Ray White sat down with Carmine at his hotel to talk about several of Carmine's recording projects and his future plans at that time. His latest albums are Guitar Zeus 25th Anniversary, Tightrope (Cactus) and Vanilla Zeppelin. In our showcase segment, we feature a musician known as "Slowhand," - Eric Clapton. His latest release is a live album, Nothing But The Blues, which features some of the blues' greatest songs, recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco in 1994 during his "From The Cradle" tour. Eric had won a Grammy award for Best Traditional Blues Album the following year. This episode gives you two legendary musicians whose careers were heavily influenced by the blues. The best of blues rock on The CAT!
Richie Furay, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Buffalo Springfield, launched his music career with the Au Go-Go Singers in the early 1960's. One of rock's premier singer/songwriters, Richie's career continued to prosper with country rock legends Poco and also the Souther-Hillman-Furay band. Releasing 9 solo studio albums along the way, his latest is In The Country. Multi-award winning program director Ray White hooked up with Richie in June of 2022 to talk about his latest album, his beginning in the music industry, playing at one of the top music festivals of all-time and the reunion of Buffalo Springfield. Our showcase segment features Richie's Buffalo Springfield bandmate Stephen Stills, who released an album in 2017, with his former sweetheart Judy Collins, titled Everybody Knows. The legacy continues...on Classic Artists Today!