This show features interviews with legacy bands and performers from the Classic Rock, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Pop and Oldies genres. Ray White, multi-award nominated host of Classic Artists Today and Coool CAT, internationally syndicated radio show, brings you the latest from the musicians from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's who have sold hundreds of millions of albums. We'll talk with them about the past...present...and future.
CAT Episode 136 - David Freiberg (Jefferson Starship/Quicksilver)
David Freiberg took his music career to a higher level in San Francisco as a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service in 1965. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, David went on to spend a little time with Jefferson Airplane and ultimately co-founded Jefferson Starship in 1974. Multi-award winning program director Ray White hooked up with David in September of 2022 and ventured back to his early years - hooking up with members of Quicksilver, the transition to Jefferson Starship and the bands' latest album Mother of the Sun. In our showcase segment, we feature Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne, who co-founded Black Sabbath in 1968. His latest album is Patient Number 9, which has been receiving many accolades from the music critics. We're back to the 60's on this episode, presented by Classic Artists Today.
CAT Episode 135 - Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)
Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters launched the band back in 1984. After releasing several albums the band hit it big with the Platinum selling release Sister Sweetly in 1993. Today, after producing over a dozen albums, the band is still playing dozens of shows each year and dropping new singles on a regular basis. Mult-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Todd backstage to talk about the bands rise to fame, insights into their million selling album Sister Sweetly, opportunity to write and perform a song for NASA, the role of Blues music in his career and insights into his Black Beehive album. The "Red Rocker," Sammy Hagar is featured in our showcase segment. Launcing his career in 1973 with Montrose, Sammy went on to join Van Halen in 1985 - serving as their frontman for over a decade. Sammy's released numerous solo albums with various line-ups throughout his career,with the latest including his band Circle. Their latest album is Crazy Time. The best in adult album alternative music, presented by Classic Artists Today.
CAT Episode 134 - Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus)
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!
CAT Episode 133 - Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco)
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!
CAT Episode 132 - Audie Desbrow (Great White)
Audie Desbrow has been a steady force, as drummer in Great White since 1985. In the bands' early days you'd find them on tour with Kiss, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper and many other mainstream rock bands of that time. After several vocalist changes and 13 albums, Great White is still rockin' audiences today! Multi-award winning program director, Ray White, caught up with Audie in November of 2012 to talk about his favorite drummers of his youth, how he hooked up with Great White, the bands' Grammy nomination, their album Elation and much more! Great White's most recent album is Full Circle. In our showcase segment we feature the latest from an esteemed audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer who launched his career in 1967 at Abbey Road Studio - Alan Parsons. This Grammy award winner has a new release out, From The New World that includes guests Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Joe Bonamassa. Covering a wide-spectrum of great rock 'n' roll music, we lay it on you right here on Classic Artists Today.
CAT Episode 131 - Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit has a heritage from the deep south in Louisiana. He's an amazing guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who parlays his roots into an awesome sound of blues and blues rock music. A Grammy nominee, Tab's also garnered numerous other accolades including B.B. King Entertainer of the Year awards along with many Blues Music Awards, You'll also find him in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Multi award-winning program director Ray White hung out with Tab at his tour bus in May of 2022 to talk about his Legacy release, music making style, his record company and much, much more. In our showcase segment we feature the queen of blues rock - Bonnie Raitt who continues her string of hit albums with Just Like That. We close out the show with music icon, Delbert McClinton. Known as the "Godfather of Americana Music," he's just released his 27th studio album Outdated Emotion. Three of the best blues rock musicians in the business... all right here on Classic Artists Today.