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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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is a dynamic singer/guitarist/songwriter who has blazed a trail to the top of the Blues Rock genre.  Discovered by of The Eurythmics at the age of 16, she's released 12 solo albums throughout her rising music career.  In 2021, she teamed up with guitar wizard and started recording on his record label.  Among her accolades you'll find Joanne named Best Female Vocalist (twice) at the British Blues Awards and also tapped for Songwriter of the Year.  , multi-award winning program director and show host, caught up with Joanne in February of 2024 before her extensive U.S. tour...

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, bassist and producer of , co-founded the band in 1977.  Throughout the years the band was featured on music television shows including Solid Gold, The Midnight Special and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.  They had 7 songs land on Billboard's Top 100 chart.  Leon won an American Music Award for producing a song from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and also is a Grammy nominated musician who played on an album with blues great .  This tribute to Leon, who passed away on June 9, 2024, includes our interview with him from July of 2008 which touched on , the Louisiana rock sound and...

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hit their stride in the early and mid-1980's with four Top 10 songs.  Many people know the band from the tremendous success of the movie soundtrack.  Throughout the years, that band had 11 singles land on the music charts.  Multi-award winning program director sat down with John in January of 2012, shortly after the passing of his good friend - at a tribute show, to talk about The Big Man and the Jersey Shore music vibe.  John's recently released several singles by his band.  In our showcase segment we feature another Jersey band that's in the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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formed in 1980, who had three Top 40 singles and two Top 50 albums.  Franke co-wrote music for the hit soundtrack featuring the Academy Award winning "The Time of my Life."  He also co-wrote "Hungry Eyes," which was a #1 U.S. Adult Contemporary hit sung by Eric Carmen.  Franke and the Knockouts most recent album was titled The Complete Collection.  We interviewed Franke in June of 2011.  In our Showcase Segment, we feature (interviewed in ) of , who has released 10 solo albums including his 2022 release Aurora.  In 2024, he's dropped several singles...

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In Part 2 of our interview and feature with the phenominal , we focus on his years with and talk about the multi-Grammy award winning album () by .  We'll also get Jeff's insights on his awesome solo album Speed of Heat and dive into his thoughts on the music industry today.  Be sure to listen to our other shows featuring current and former Doobies on Episodes 18, 44, 75, 128 and 167.  In our showcase segment, we look back at the career of keyboardist who passed away on May 1, 2024.  Tandy's playing was an important part of ELO's sound, playing various keyboard...

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aka Jaimoe is the only living original member of the , that was formed in 1969.  During his illustrious career he was also a member of .  Jaimoe presently leads a jazz-rock group called .  In 1995, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the .  Award winning program director caught up with Jaimoe at his hotel in September of 2013 to talk about his early days as a musician, hooking up with and his most recent release Jaimoe's Jasssz Band's Renaissance Man.  In our showcase segment, we look back at the career of guitarist/singer/songwriter ...

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launched in 1978.  The Grammy nominated band has had three Platinum albums and ten Top 40 hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock charts.  Their latest studio release is 2023's Heaven Comes Down.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Don in November of 2012, in this legacy edition of the , to talk about their Broken Bones album and other key insights into the band's history.  In our "showcase segment" we feature - a band made up of superstars Joe Bonamassa, longtime member of Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes, son of Led Zepplin drummer John Bonham, Jason, and former...

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, a guitarist/record producer/songwriter won a Grammy award for Best Blues Album in 2015 for Step Back release.  Paul's played with the elite guitarists in the world and was a phenomenal guitarist himself.  He produced albums and toured with for several years until Johnny passed in 2014.  Working with many of the blues and rock greats, he also found time to release several of his own projects.  In November of 2023, multi-award winning program director hung out with to talk about his guitar training, several of his projects and hooking up with Johnny Winter.  I was...

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is a co-founder of , a Louisiana band formed in 1990.  Along with drumming, he's the vocalist for the band too.  Throughout the years the band has performed for over 10 million people.  Before forming , Fred was in the "cowpunk" band .  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Fred on a windy oceanfront day to talk about the band's unique sound, their relationship with their devoted fans, their latest music and support of worthy causes like .  In our showcase segment we feature whose latest album is Saviors, along with country rock stalwarts , who...

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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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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