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CAT Episode 038 - Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Orleans)

Sittin' In With The CAT

Release Date: 06/02/2018

CAT Episode 128 - John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) show art CAT Episode 128 - John McFee (The Doobie Brothers)

Sittin' In With The CAT

of is nearing nearly 30 years as a full-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band.  This multi-instrumentalist was a co-founder of Southern Pacific and played with numerous notable musicians including Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Huey Lewis and The Grateful Dead.  In November of 2008 multi-award winning program director caught up with John at his hotel, before hitting the stage, to talk about several highlights of his musical career, life as a "Doobie," and the amazing craftmanship that only the band can deliver.  latest album is Liberte.  In our "showcase...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

co-founded back in 1969.  Throughout the years his keyboard work, along with his excellent songwriting and singing skills, have been a mainstay of the band.  These fantastic attributes has elevated him to one of the most sought after musicians in the world.  You'll find on records by The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffett and dozens more.  In April of 2022 interview with Bill, he shares his insights on the newest members of Little Feat, the bands' "Waiting For Columbus - 45th Anniversary Tour 2022," relationship with...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

was a rock band with blues and jazz undertones that emerged on the national music scene in 1969 and followed with 4 albums.  Candy Givens' vocals were powerful and stood side-by-side with Janis Joplin and Grace Slick as the leading ladies fronting rock bands back in the day.  The legendary guitarist , also helped launch the band as his career took off.  co-founder and band member (who co-founded ) shares their unique insights about the band with on this special "Blast From The Past" edition of our show.  Zephyr was on concert billings with Jim Hendrix and Led Zepplin...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice!  Inducted in 1998 as a co-founder of and again in 2017 as an original member of .  Throughout his career, Gregg sang and has been keyboardist in other groups including , and has released over a half-dozen solo albums since 1985.  Award-winning program director caught up with Gregg in March of 2009 to talk about his music heritage, how the blues impacted the sound of Santana, the supergroup The Storm, life as a solo artist and much more.  His latest release is Sonic Ranch.  In our showcase segment we feature two...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who hails from Charleston, SC.  He hit the charts back in the late 1990's and early 2000's with four Top 40 songs.  A good friend of Hootie and the Blowfish, they hit the charts about the same time.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Edwin in June of 2012 to talk about his Mercy Bound album, touring - being a "road warrior," and the importance of performing live and much more.  Edwin's latest single is We're All In This Together.  In our showcase segment, we're joined by Brownsville Station's guitarist . ...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

co-founded in the mid-1980's.  The band, with Bill's great guitar work, was signed to Epic Records in 1989 and hit the big time with their double-platinum debut, self-titled album in 1990.  The band garnered several music awards in 1991 including the American Music Award.  FireHouse has released 8 albums throughout the years and Bill has recorded 5 solo projects with his latest titled, Divided We Fall in 2020.  Multi-award winning program director and radio producer caught up with Bill in January of 2022 to talk about the bands rise to stardom, FireHouse's last studio...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

is one of the premier singer-songwriters in America today.  You'll find her playing at many of the folk/americana festivals around the country, playing her guitar and singing her songs about life and the world we live in.  She's released over 20 projects throughout her career and has contributed to over a half-dozen compilation albums.  During 1995 she landed a song on the Top 20 of Billboard's Adult Album Alternative chart.  Award-winning program director , "zoomed" with Dar to talk about her early interest in acting, establishing a friendship with Joan Baez, a new...

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CAT Episode 121 - Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) show art CAT Episode 121 - Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash)

Sittin' In With The CAT

co-founded in 1969 as their bass player and vocalist.  The band was known for their twin lead guitars, melodic songwriting and complex musical arrangements.  Martin's heydays with the band lasted through 1980.  Award-winning  program director and syndicated radio host, , caught up with in June of 2013 to talk about his career highlights with , his solo career along with his book "No Easy Road - My Life and Times with Wishbone Ash and Beyond."  Martin's released several studio albums and live projects thoughout the years.  His latest studio album is Written In...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

was the lead singer and drummer for , that was formed in the late 1960's.  They had 12 singles land on the charts.  This episode is part two of our conversation with Peter in February 2021.  Part one can be found on .  He provides his insights into his days at Motown Records and the bands connection with Stevie Wonder, breaking barriers by recording longer songs, and his latest music - Encore.  In our showcase segment, your award-winning host brings you the latest on two other legendary performers - , who's latest album is The Tears of Hercules and also fellow...

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started as an original member of the 50's rock and roll revival group, in 1969.  In that same year, the band played .  After a year with them, Henry signed with a major record label and built his career ever since then.  Along with his Top 10 hit "Shannon", Henry's singles have launched on the charts an additional 8 times.  He has released nearly two dozen albums throughout his career.  His One-Hit Wanderer show & album garnered marvelous reviews.  In January of 2010, award-winning program director caught up with Henry to talk about his Sha Na Na days,...

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World-class drummer Jerry Marotta has played on well over 100 albums throughout his storied career.  He was a member of Peter Gabriel's band, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls and Orleans - just to name a few.  In 2002, he was a GRAMMY nominee playing on Tony Levin's song "Apollo."  Jerry is also a singer, composer and record producer.  In our April of 2018 interview, award-winning program director, Ray White, talks with Jerry about his his new album with Flav Martin - Soul Redemption, and about his early career with Orleans.  In our Showcase Segment, we'll feature Dave Matthews Band whose latest release is titled Come Tomorrow.  For additional information on our show, visit http://www.classicartiststoday.com