Jim Babjak co-founded The Smithereens in 1980, and joins us on our Holiday Special! Jim just released the 45 single (and streaming of course) of his "It's Love on Christmas Day" tune. The Smithereens released their Christmas with the Smithereens album in 2007. Peter Mayer, lead guitarist and vocalist for Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, also hangs out with us to talk about the season and holiday music on his A Junkman's Christmas and Stars and Promises releases. Jimmy, and his Coral Reefer buddies, released Tis the SeaSon album in 2016. Train is featured in our showcase segment, too! Their last christmas album was Christmas in Tahoe in 2015. Bringing you holiday cheer in 2022, from your friends at Classic Artists Today.
Billy Sherwood first started performing with YES back in 1994, becoming a full-time member in 2015. Billy's been involved with all aspects of the music business during his career and launched several other bands including Arc of Life, Circa, Lodgic, World Trade and The Prog Collective - just to name a few. He's performed on dozens and dozens of albums and led many tribute projects, too. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Billy in January 2021 to capture insights from him regarding his solo work, producing tribute albums, styles of music he performs and his wide spectrum of projects throughout his career. You'll find more from this amazing musician on Episode 98. In our "showcase segment," we feature the legendary Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, who passed away on November 30, 2022. Christine was an amazing songwriter, singer, keyboardist and the glue that kept Fleetwood Mac together throughout the decades. The ultimate from rock musicians today, we feature a wide spectrum right here on the CAT!