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

Sittin' In With The CAT

Release Date: 06/02/2018

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Sittin' In With The CAT

was formed in 1988 in Louisiana.  Their first major label album, Deluxe, went Platinum.  Throughout the years a dozen of their singles have landed on the charts.  Multi-award winning program director, , caught up with co-founders and backstage at their show to talk about their All Together Now album, the early days of the band and their approach in writing songs and putting together albums.  Billboard tapped the band as one of the "100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time."  They've released several singles recently from their forthcoming album and have a full...

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is one of the most sought after drummers in the world.  A renowned session player, he has recorded or performed for the likes of Jimmy Buffett, CS&N, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, Dan Fogelberg and many more superstars in the music industry.  He's produced nearly two dozen albums, too!  He started to make a name for himself at L.A.'s Whiskey a Go Go, in the late 1960's.  Multi award-winning program director hung out with Russ in Charlottesville, VA during the Virginia Film Festival to preview the movie () and talk about his new band - which includes super session...

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is one of the elite guitarists today.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of .  His career on the national scene was launched in 1968 as a member of .  In 1972, Skunk became a founding member of , playing on their first three albums.  Joining the Doobies in 1974, after doing session work on several of their earlier albums, he was with the band until 1979.  Most of his musical career was dedicated to doing session work for many other bands and artists.  In our November of 2023 interview, multi-award winning program director caught up...

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came together in 1969 led by Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton.  Many regarded the band as the first supergroup in rock music.  Throughout the years the band has experienced numerous changes.  The current group is still led by originial member Jerry Shirley including members with impressive music resumes.  Multi award-winning program director caught up with bandmates (Bad Company) and to talk about the new "Legacy"  band, some history of the iconic group along with touching on their music careers.  In our showcase segment we feature (Mott The Hoople) whose...

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, son of and nephew of the other , has been on the national music scene since 1983.  You'll find him on albums by his band , his Dad, , Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and many others.  Ivan is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter.  Multi-award winning program director , sat down backstage with Ivan to talk about his new solo album - Touch My Soul, his collaborations, the possibility of a next generation Neville Brothers Band and much more.  In our showcase segment we close out 2023 with two other bands who had excellent albums during the year: with Danse...

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is director of the films and the brand new release .  Both of these documentary films are about world-class musicians that you'll find on hundreds of albums and thousands of songs by artists who are in numerous Hall of Fame's and won hundreds of Grammy awards.  Played in film festivals around the United States, Immediate Family has garnered well over a dozen awards and is released to theaters everywhere on December 15, 2023.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Denny at the Virginia Film Festival in October of 2023 before the viewing of this fantastic...

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is known among bass players as one of the elite.  His one-of-a-kind tone, jaw dropping techniques and highly advanced harmonic approaches to the bass puts him near the top.  In addition to his 12 solo albums, you'll find him on recordings and live performances with Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe, Allan Holdsworth, Bruford, David Sancious, Janis Ian and dozens more.  Multi award-winning program director caught up with in November of 2022 to talk about his start in the music business, his early years playing progressive rock, and his latest album Jack Songs - featuring a "who's...

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co-founded in 1965.  As singer/songwriter/keyboardist, they had nine Top 20 hits from 1966-1968.  Throughout the years, Felix has released several solo albums, launched a band called Treasure, and recorded several releases with .  You'll find him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and tapped for numerous other awards, too.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Felix in September 2023 to talk about the early years with The Young Rascals, playing the Hammond B-3, a highlight of touring with the Rascals, his most cherished music award...

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guitarist/singer/songwriter, and his band The Conqueroos have been at the top of several blues rock charts during the past 5+ years and are a rising star in this genre.  They've opened shows for Bob Seger, ZZ Top, Styx, Gov't Mule, Humble Pie and other classic rock bands.  In this special edition of our show, multi-award winning program director caught up with Anthony and talked about influences that shaped his songwriting and guitar playing along with insights into his latest album Cheat The Devil - which reached the top of many Blues and Blues Rock charts.  In our showcase...

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was a icon in the world of popular music.  The king of feel good, partytime music, he released over 30 albums during his musical career - including 8 Gold and 9 Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums.  His music put us all in a certain carefree state-of-mind.  Besides his music, Jimmy was a best-selling author and an entrepreneur who launched numerous multi-million dollar business ventures.  Jimmy passed away on September 1, 2023 but leaves behind a legacy that will live for many decades to come.  In this tribute, multi-award winning program director is joined by two of...

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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