Marcy Levy aka Marcella Detroit, singer/songwriter/muscian, launched her career on the national scene performing with Bob Seger in 1972. Touring with Leon Russell, she caught the attention of Eric Clapton and her career took off. You'll find her stellar vocal talents and songwriting skills on six of Clapton's albums from 1975-1985. While with Eric, in 1982, she signed with a major record label and since then went on to release 9 solo projects. You'll also find Marcy on several albums by the British duo Shakespears Sister. Multi award-winning program director Ray White "Zooms" with Marcy and revisits her early days with Seger, success of Lay Down Sally (which she co-wrote), her years with Clapton and fills us in on her latest album Gold. We close out this show with the legendary Graham Nash, who has just completed his latest album Now. Learn more about the latest from your favorite bands and performers of the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and early 2000's at Classic Artists Today.
Jim Babjak, guitarist/vocalist, co-founded The Smithereens in 1980. The band was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2018. Throughout the years, the band has released over a dozen studio albums. After lead singer/guitarist Pat DiNizio passed away in 2017, the other original members of the band have incorporated "guest vocalists," Marshall Crenshaw and Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms to help persevere and carry on the bands legacy. Ray White, multi-award winning program director, caught up with Jim in December of 2022 to talk about the latest studio release from the band - The Lost Album. The songs were recorded in 1993, but finally released in 2022. He also shared the latest about his entrepreneurial venture (you'll have to listen to find out.) Don't miss our tribute to Pat on Episode 30, too. In our showcase segment, we feature the latest from the bands' "guest vocalists." Marshal Crenshaw re-released Miracle of Science in 2020 with"new" songs and Robin Wilson with the Gin Blossoms released Mixed Reality in 2018. Rock 'n' Roll at its' finest on The CAT!