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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

, formed in 1973, had two platinum albums and five Top 25 singles during their career.  Since the mid-1980's the band periodically played for special events and occasions.  In 2017 the band started playing again on a regular basis.  In our August of 2021 interview, the CAT's caught up with and after their live performance to talk about the early days of the band, their new single Breathe and much more.  In our showcase segment we feature the latest from , who will release a new album in the fall of 2021 titled Liberte.  We'll close out our show with a tribute to to...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

, co-founder of in 1970, has been part of the foundation of southern rock for over 50 years.  The band has had 8 charting albums throughout their career.  Jimmy, singer/saxophonist/harmonicist, has also released 10 albums as a solo artist or collaborator.  Multi-award winning program director, , caught up with by the oceanfront in September of 2010 to talk about his Build Your Own Fire album, Wet Willie and being one of the key bands on the legendary record labels -Capricorn Records.  In our showcase segment we honor the late, and great of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

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, a mainstay in for nearly 40 years, is featured in this tribute episode.  Starting his nationally recognized music career with Illinois Speed Press in 1968, he went on to replace Jim Messina in Poco in 1970.  Paul, along with co-founder , were at the forefront of the band during their most commercially successful years.  Paul passed away on August 1, 2021, just a few months after Rusty's passing ().  Multi-award winning program director reaches back, revisiting an interview with Paul in December of 2006, to talk about the band's favorite place to play - Wildwood Springs...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

, bassist and vocalist for , has been a mainstay in the band for 36 years.  You'll also find him leading his own band when not recording or touring with Kansas.  Multi-award winning program director caught up with Billy on tour during 2012, just after the There's Know Place Like Home DVD/CD was released.  Along with that recording, Billy also provided insights into his and Seventh Key bands.  We also pay tribute to longtime Kansas member , who passed away on July 17, 2021.  Kansas' latest album, The Absence of Presence, landed in the Top 10 of Billboards' Top Albums...

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Sittin' In With The CAT

fronts two bands - and and even has several solo albums.  You'll fine Cracker on the record charts, on a regular basis, during the early-to-mid 1990's.  Multi-award winning program director sat down with David on his tour bus during their first stop on the concert circuit, post-Covid.  David shares his insights into his new solo album Leaving Key Member Clause, the latest by Cracker - Berkeley To Bakersfield and by Camper Van Beethoven - El Camino Real.  He also talks about technology and how it's changed strategy for his bands.  In our "showcase segment," we...

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, current member of also played with Dr. John, , and formed , joins us on Part 2 of our interview from February of 2021.  Multi-award winning program director , gets additional insights from Chuck about recording with Greg Allman on his Laid Back release while also working on The Allman Brothers' Brothers and Sisters project, the formation of Sea Level and being a member of The Rolling Stones.  He also shares with us information of his recently released documentary film.  Be sure to listen to Part 1 of our interview on , too!  We have the legacy musicians - who you...

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co-founded in 1972 and has played a key part in the band, on and off, as a songwriter, singer and guitarist, throughout their history.  John has also written songs for numerous other musicians that received airplay, especially in the 1970's through the 1980's.  In our May of 2021 interview, multi-award winning program director caught up with John to discuss his history with Orleans, involvement in Musicians United for Safe Energy and his latest solo album Reclaiming My Time.  In our showcase segment we feature , whose new album is titled Comet - reuniting 3 original members...

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co-founded in 1971 with several of his fellow members in .  Throughout their history, the band's albums have attained Platinum or Gold status 10 times, with nearly a dozen songs landing on the rock charts.  Roger shares, with multi-award winning program director , his insights into the bands upcoming album (release date 7/16/21) titled 8 Days On The Road, Dave Edmonds' role in the early years of the band and his support of , a wonderful foundation dedicated to getting one step closer to awareness, education and finding a cure for Rett Syndrome - a neurologic disorder that...

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Multi-instrumentalist and singer , whose illustrious career started with , then went on to , , Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, and joins us.  In this follow-up to our show, Chris shares (during our interview in January of 2021) his insights with multi-award winning program director on Manassas, SHF and the historic Criteria Studios in Miami.  Several months ago he released a book titled "Time Between" and his most recent studio album is Bidin' My Time.  In our showcase segment we'll feature and , who recently teamed up on Everybody Knows, in addition...

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, co-founder and only consistent member of the band during their career (1968-2021), passed away on April 14, 2021.  His career was launched when he was tapped to play steel guitar for .  Shortly thereafter, he formed with several of Buffalo Springfield's band members.  Rusty was a talented multi-instrumentalist and an excellent vocalist.  Poco had eighteen albums land on the charts with their Legend and Legacy albums going "Gold."  Their last studio album was All Fired Up and in 2017, Rusty released his only solo album, during his illustrious career, titled Waiting...

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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