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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

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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launched his music career signing with a major label at 16 years old.  His first single was Top 10 on the "mainstream rock chart," and his career was off and running.  Throughout his music career, the road for Eric has had its ups and downs, but today he's back stronger than ever - getting ready to release his 19th album.  Award-winning program director hooked up with Eric backstage before a standing-room only performance in November of 2021, to talk about his start in the music business and his rebirth, including working with his longtime friend .  Crown is the title of...

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formed in London in 1963 and launched the careers of three of the greatest guitarists in Rock and Roll history - Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.  Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, the band had 5 Top 20 hits in the U.S.  Their albums landed on the charts 6 times leading to the band being named by Rolling Stone magazine as "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."  We sat down with drummer and co-founder in May of 2010 to talk about the historic band and their last studio album Birdland.  The group still performs today and their latest release, captured...

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were mainstays in the alternative rock genre in the late 1980's through the mid-1990's.  Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the multi-platinum selling band maintains their free-flowing sound today with their lead singer and violinist , front and center.  The bands co-founder, joins Mary in huddling up on their tour bus, before performing in September of 2021, to talk with award-winning CAT host about their latest music.  Steve and Mary also share insights about the history of the band, technology in the music industry and their latest release -Live at the Belly...

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is a phenomenal folk-rock musician who has 16 studio albums, since the late 1960's.  After releasing 6 albums he hit paydirt on his Year of The Cat release in 1976.  The album was certified platinum and to celebrate its 45th anniversary, a remastered release has recently been issued which includes previously unreleased concert tracks.  , the CAT's award-winning program director, sat down with Al in September of 2011 to talk about his last studio album Sparks of Ancient Light and several highlights during his storied career.  In our showcase segment we'll feature , who has...

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drummer and lead vocalist/guitarist join us on this episode.  Award-winning program director talked with the two newest members (Sandy since 1984 and Gary since 2014) in August of 2021, about the band's newest album Comet and their songwriting contributions to the first studio album by Firefall since 1994.  Be sure to hear from other members of the band on Episodes 1, 15, 24, 42, 85 and 93.  In our showcase segment we feature the latest by - who has a new release called Downhill From Everywhere and the amazing who just dropped their latest album Blessings and...

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is known throughout the world as a master on the Hammond B3 organ and plays all other keyboards too - along with providing background vocals.    You'll find his work on albums and tours with bands including Crosby Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason and even Jimi Hendrix!  He's been a regular with for several decades.  Mike passed away on August 11, 2021 and award-winning program director shares Mike's June of 2012 interview insights on this episode - including his time with Jimi and much, much more.  The tributes continue with recognizing the...

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, 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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, 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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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