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

Sittin' In With The CAT

Release Date: 06/02/2018

CAT Episode 102 - Geoff Downes (Asia/Yes) show art CAT Episode 102 - Geoff Downes (Asia/Yes)

Sittin' In With The CAT

work as a keyboardist, songwriter and producer has had him at the top of the progressive rock genre for over 40 years.  Many know him as the founding member of the supergroup , but his family tree also includes and .  Music collaborations have also played a key role throughout Geoff's career.  You'll find him on projects with the late in Icon and Chris Braide in (DBA).  Your multi-awarding winning host, went back stage in August of 2012 to talk with Geoff about Asia's XXX album and Yes' Fly From Here project.  Geoff also talks about being in the two iconic...

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CAT Episode 101 - Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers/Rolling Stones) show art CAT Episode 101 - Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers/Rolling Stones)

Sittin' In With The CAT

is a world-renowned keyboardist who was honored in 2012 as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner as a member of .  After his stint with the Allman Brothers, he started his own ground-breaking group - , that mixed southern rock with jazz and blues.  As a sought after keyboardist, Chuck has performed with legendary musicians including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Dr. John.  He's played with for nearly 40 years and serves as their music director.  Chuck has released 7 solo albums throughout his illustrious career, including his latest Chuck Gets...

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CAT Episode 100 - Best of the CAT: Vol. 2 show art CAT Episode 100 - Best of the CAT: Vol. 2

Sittin' In With The CAT

, and join us on this Best of the CAT - Volume 2 program.  Interviews and much more with the superstars of , , , and !  A great sampler of our syndicated radio shows | podcasts.  Hear entire episodes with each musician: Loggins (Episode 063), Morse (Episode 56), Lukather (Episode 52) at sittinginwiththecat.libsyn.com and on most major streaming & podcast services.   Multi-award winning program director, , connects you with the best interviews and more from "classic" rockers who've won hundreds of Grammy's and dozens that you'll find in the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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CAT Episode 099 - Peter Rivera (Rare Earth) show art CAT Episode 099 - Peter Rivera (Rare Earth)

Sittin' In With The CAT

, original lead vocalist and drummer for , was born and raised in Detroit.    Signing with Motown Records in 1969, who launched Rare Earth Records, boosted their notoriety in the music world.  Right out of the shoot their Get Ready album went Platinum, followed by two Gold albums in 1970 and 1971,  Peter joins multi-award winning program director to talk about their start at Motown, the bands' heydays and the evolution of their 10+ minute songs - which changed the music industry.  Peter's latest solo album is It Is What It Is and continues the strong legacy of the...

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CAT Episode 098 - Billy Sherwood (Yes) show art CAT Episode 098 - Billy Sherwood (Yes)

Sittin' In With The CAT

bassist was hand picked by the late Chris Squire to succeed him in the band.  Billy has been affiliated with the band since 1994.  A talented musician, producer, engineer and songwriter, Billy has been involved with a multitude of recording projects and tours throughout the years working with the likes of: Deep Purple, Asia, Toto, Def Leppard and Nektar.  He's also fronted several bands and has released 10 solo albums.  Multi-award winning program director , caught up with Billy in January of 2021 who shared his insights on his relationship with Chris Squire, history with...

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CAT Episode 097 - Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) show art CAT Episode 097 - Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down)

Sittin' In With The CAT

co-founded in 1996.  Every album they've released has landed on the charts, in the Top 20.  From those albums, 19 singles have valuted towards the top of the charts, too!  As humanitarians, the band launched The Better Life Foundation with a goal in mind to give as many children as possible a better life.  In our September of 2017 interview, multi-award winning program director, , sat down with Brad in his tour bus to talk about their music in the movies, playing for our U.S. troops, their latest studio album - Us In The Night along with much more!  In our showcase...

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CAT Episode 096 - Chris Hillman (The Byrds) show art CAT Episode 096 - Chris Hillman (The Byrds)

Sittin' In With The CAT

is one of the pioneers in merging Folk/Bluegrass/Country music with Rock in the mid-1960's, and was an original member of .  In 1991, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  A multi-instrumentalist and excellent singer/songwriter, Chris' talents carried over to other excellent groups throughout the years including: The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, , Desert Rose Band and several collaborations with fellow Byrds' members.  On this episode, award-winning program director hooks up with in January of 2021 to talk about his new book "Time Between," his...

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CAT Episode 095 - Leslie West (Mountain) show art CAT Episode 095 - Leslie West (Mountain)

Sittin' In With The CAT

kicked off his musical career on Long Island, NY as a founding member of in the mid-1960's.  Just before the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Leslie formed landing a spot on the festival lineup.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Mountain has released 8 studio albums and as a solo artist, Leslie's had 16 releases.  He was also a member of the supergroup .  Leslie's last studio project was Soundcheck, that dropped in 2015.  Multi-award winning program director talks with Leslie about his early days with The Vagrants and Mountain and he also provides insights on...

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CAT Episode 094 - Joe Puerta (Ambrosia) show art CAT Episode 094 - Joe Puerta (Ambrosia)

Sittin' In With The CAT

was a co-founder of the band in 1970.  As bassist and vocalist, Joe has also written many songs for the band, too.  Starting out, the band's sound had more of a progressive rock feel, but transformed to an adult contemporary vibe landing 5 Top 40 hit singles.  In 1984, Joe was tapped to be an original member of band- The Range.  The band won a Grammy as "Best New Artist" in 1987.  As the 1990's approached, Joe returned to Ambrosia and has been touring and recording with them since.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Joe in October of 2015 to...

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CAT Episode 093 - Jock Bartley (Firefall) show art CAT Episode 093 - Jock Bartley (Firefall)

Sittin' In With The CAT

was founded in 1974 in Boulder, CO and included past members of The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Spirit and Zephyr.  Throughout the years they've had 13 singles land on the charts, and in 2014 the band was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.  Today, original members , Mark Andes and David Muse are with the band along with long time drummer Sandy Ficca and newest member Gary Jones.  Jock joins multi-award winning program director , in October of 2020, to talk about Comet - their first studio album featuring the 3 original members, in 40 years!  Be sure to...

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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