The Refugees may be a relatively new band to many, but their members are longtime veterans of the music industry. Wendy Waldman (featured in Episode 60) is a composer/musician/singer who appeared on albums by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Maria Muldaur. She's released nine solo studio albums, too. Deborah Holland (featured on Episode 140) launched her career with the supergroup Animal Logic (including Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke) in 1987. Since then, she's released six solo albums and recently 2 new singles with Animal Logic. Touring and recording with Elton John and Rod Stewart, Cidny Bullens rounds out the trio. Multi-award winning program director Ray White shares insights from Wendy and Deborah talking about The Refugees and their other recent work. Their brand new album is California. In our showcase segment, we feature a tribute to the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll," Tina Turner. Awards during her illustrious career have included selling well over 100 million records and receiving 12 Grammy awards. Tina passed away on May 24, 2023. The ladies rule on this episode, from Classic Artists Today.
Peter Mayer has been a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band since 1989 as lead guitarist and background vocalist. He's co-written many songs with Jimmy throughout the years too! Also an accomplished musician with his own band, Peter's released 25 albums throughout the years with his latest being Songs For Birds. Multi-award winning program director Ray White hooked up backstage with Peter in December of 2022 to talk about his early career success when he had a chart-landing single with PM, working with Jimmy Buffett and insights on his latest release. Hear more from Jimmy and his bandmates on Episodes 39 and 142. In our showcase segment we honor the legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who passed away on May 1, 2023. Gordon helped define the folk/pop sound of the 1960's and 1970's. His last album was Solo, released in 2022. Jumping right into Spring in this breezin' episode from your friends at the CAT!!